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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.