Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK)

The Reproductive Health Network Kenya Launches HPV Vaccine Campaign

16 January 2023, Nairobi, Kenya: AAN’s partner in Kenya, Reproductive Health Network Kenya
(RHNK)*, has launched a targeted advocacy campaign for HPV vaccination, in coordination with
WHO’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. With AAN support, the RHNK campaign aims to
sharply increase HPV vaccine uptake among 24 000 adolescent girls in Kilifi County. HPV
vaccination is key in the prevention of cervical cancer.

RHNK has mapped key partners in the promotion of HPV vaccine and is using Ministry of Health
training tools that align with government guidelines. Thirty (30) trained nurses already engaged in
provision of the HPV vaccine are actively engaged in the RHNK campaign. A needs assessment will
inform a communication strategy customised to ensure maximum benefit from the campaign. This
experience will provide key feedback that can help AAN strengthen its vaccine advocacy efforts.

AAN announces participation in the Nursing Now Immunisation Challenge Programme*
AAN’s multi-country Vaccine Advocacy Project has been welcomed to the global community of
the Nursing Now Immunisation Challenge Programme, run by the Burdett Trust for Nursing in
collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses.
The Africa Action Network for Nurses & Nurse-Midwives (AAN) is an all-volunteer group of health care
professionals, supporting nurses & midwives through immunisation advocacy and enhanced access to
reusable PPE.  www.africactionetwork.ch . For more information Linda Carrier-Walker lcw@carrierwalker.ch

The Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK) is a network of health professionals within private and public
facilities committed to Comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, advocacy and service provision.
The network was formed to provide evidence-based information and quality comprehensive reproductive health
services in Kenya.

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