Tupange Program (aka KURHI)
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Family planning and reproductive health
SummaryThe Tupange Program aka The Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (KURHI) was established to prioritize family planning as a routine service offered to every client, with an emphasis on the urban poor. The programme aims to improve the health and well-being of Kenyans living in urban areas.
KURHI seeks to change the perception of family planning among the urban poor, with the goal for family planning (FP) to eventually be seen as a necessary component of a healthy lifestyle. It is hoped that through the project a transformative and sustainable effort resulting in a 20 percentage point increase in contraceptive prevalence among selected urban centers may be attained.
Key program components
KURHI aims to improve the understanding of family planning choices for Kenyans in the urban setting, including where to access family planning services and the accompanying confidence to seek out and utilize these FP services. While all Kenyans living in cities and urban centers are the target for the program, emphasis will be placed on reaching poor, young Kenyans (ages 18-24).
KURHI works to ensure that there is improved quality, accessibility and utilization of family planning services in healthcare clinics and in the community, supports increased and sustained demand for family planning through community mobilization, and provides guaranteed availability of contraceptives whenever and wherever clients seek them out. The project also increases private sector engagement and private sector approaches for sustained impact, strengthens policies that support increased utilization of family planning amongst the urban poor, and improves capacity building at every opportunity for sustainability.