Kenya Health Outcomes Partnership

Delivering sexual and reproductive health services to adolescent girls aged 15-19 years old in Kenya.

  • Location

    Kenya

  • Launch

    Aug 2023

  • Area

    Health & Wellbeing

Collaborators & funding partners

  • UNFPA

  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Delivery Partners

  • Tiko

Team

Collaborators & funding partners

  • UNFPA

  • Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Delivery Partners

  • Tiko

  • Mila founded and leads Bridges Outcomes Partnerships (BOP). At BOP, we work to radically improve human services and environmental initiatives to improve outcomes for people and value for society. Programmes BOP supports are dedicated to empowering people across the world to improve their lives, in areas ranging from education and wellbeing to housing, child protection, employment and environmental protection. Mila is on boards of Positive Families Partnership, Stronger Families, Forward, North East Lincolnshire Thrive, Ways to Wellness, Education Outcomes Partnerships, along with other family, employment, and refugee support focused programmes.

    Mila is also a Trustee for Clore Social Leadership, organisation dedicated to providing social leaders with world class leadership development.

    Prior to Bridges, Mila’s career spanned public, private, and third sector. Mila helped create and run Education Generation, a crowdsourcing social enterprise focused on enabling young leaders in low-and middle-income countries to participate in some of the world’s most forward-thinking education programmes.

  • Lucia Santirso, Director at Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, has been working with Bridges for the last 6 years, during which time she has designed and implemented more than 10 Outcomes Partnerships related to:

    • Supporting young people in Kenya to take control over their health choices and paths to do more with their lives,
    • Improving the health and wellbeing of adults in the UK with long-term health conditions,
    • Helping elderly adults in the Netherlands improve their mobility and reduce their risk of falling,
    • Supporting unpaid carers in the UK to improve their wellbeing and sustain their caring role,
    • Supporting young people in the UK to attain better wellbeing and education outcomes, and
    • Supporting young people in the UK with special education needs to increase their independence towards adulthood.

    Before joining the BOP team, Lucia worked in Investor Relations at Bridges Fund Management. Lucia was also part of the Global Steering Group (GSG) Policy working group and is a co-author of the resulting report: “Catalysing an Impact Investment Ecosystem: A Policymaker’s Toolkit”. Prior to joining Bridges, Lucia worked in Equity Research at J.P. Morgan.

    Lucia holds a MSc in International Finance from HEC Paris and a BSc in International Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management.

  • Rianna is a Senior Impact Analyst for the Single Homelessness Prevention Service across both the London boroughs and Norfolk, and for Kenya Better Outcomes Partnership, providing analysis to support the performance management of the services.

    Prior to joining Bridges Outcomes Partnerships, Rianna worked for a biotechnology company conducting data handling and analytics.

    Rianna holds a BSc in Geographical Sciences from the University of Bristol.

Overview

Improving health outcomes in 15-19-year-old girls in Kenya, through reducing unwanted pregnancies, new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths.

Limited access to SRH services heavily impacts the health and education of girls in Kenya as well as the development and economic growth of the country. Some of the main barriers preventing these girls from accessing these services include affordability, lack of information and distance to health facilities.

The Kenya Health Outcomes Partnership is improving health outcomes in 15-19-year-old girls in Kenya, through reducing unwanted pregnancies, new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths.

BOP has partnered with a local non-profit delivery organisation, Tiko, whose digital platform connects girls to local public and private service providers, delivering free sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV-related services.

Outcomes

Over 170,000 girls have started this programme, which has seen 167,000 sexual health services delivered since it began.

  • 170935

    Starts to the programme

  • 166987

    Sexual health services delivered

  • 71943

    HIV services delivered

  • $2.9m

    Outcomes achieved