Awards

Over the past 20 years, KMET has become a hub of health innovations, including a vocational training center for vulnerable girls, Health Financing to improve quality in the private health sector and a village micro financing program to sustain community health volunteers that create demand for health services. KMET has trained and created a network of over 350 public and private health providers, drawn from underserved and rural communities to expand access to quality maternal and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services including post-abortion care. Through the initiatives the organization has been recognized locally and intenatinally for its efforts KMET received the prestigious Margaret Sanger Award in 2004 and 2006; in 2013 was feted by IPAS for outstanding dedication and devotion to women’s health & rights; in 2015 the Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (KOGS) recognized KMET for being an outstanding champion of Sexual reproductive health rights in Kenya’s counties; in 2016 KMET through the leadership of the current Executive Director Monica Oguttu, was recognized by PP Global as a Global RH Hero championing girls’ empowerment and an advocate for sexual reproductive health rights in Africa. In 2018, KMET’s Executive Director received the Joan B Dunlop Award which is presented annually by International Women’s Health Coalition to an activist who is working under difficult circumstances to promote the health and rights of women and girls.

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