Baseline study on sexual reproductive health rights (SRHR) in Mandera County, Kenya

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The baseline survey was commissioned by Minority Rights Group International in February 2020 with the aim of collecting, analysing, reporting detailed disaggregated evidence on disparities in access to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services and identify reliable national and/or county level statistics against which progress can be tracked. Specifically, the objective of the baseline study was to generate the necessary baseline data for the project entitled ‘Enhancing Quality and Universal access to Indigenous People’s reproductive healthcare (EQUIP)’ which is being implemented in partnership with Health Poverty Action (HPA) and IIDA Women’s Development Organisation partners in Kenya.

The survey adopted a mixed-method approach entailing; desk review, quantitative and qualitative methodology. A combination of probability and convenience sampling methods were employed to determine distribution of sample size for the survey. Probability sampling entailed random sampling of target respondents through face to face client exit interviews while convenience sampling involved purposively selecting target respondents based on their involvement in providing and promoting sexual reproductive health services.

Data collection commenced on 17 March 2020 and completed on 26 March 2020, where a total of 100 women were interviewed from the target sample of 100. The target beneficiaries were drawn from 4 health facilities in Mandera East Sub-County including: Koromey Dispensary, Qumbiso Dispensary, Hareri Hosle Dispensary and Buruburu Dispensary.

The overall analysis framework for the survey involved; quantitative data analysis using IBM SPSS Statistics Version 23 and MS Excel while qualitative data was analysed through thematic and content analysis.

This publication was produced in the framework of our programme ‘Enhancing quality and universal access to indigenous peoples’ reproductive healthcare (EQUIP)’ focusing on Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Myanmar from 2019 to 2023. Click here to read more about the programme.

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