African Population and Health Research Center

For An Unsafe Abortion Costing Study In Kenya

Overview
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, Kenya, conducts policy-relevant research on population and health issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier this year, in collaboration with two other Foundation grantees, APHRC released results from a nationwide study on the extent of unsafe abortion in Kenya. Based on findings of a relatively high prevalence of unsafe abortion, the study showed the urgent need for concerted efforts in Kenya to promote women’s access to quality reproductive health services—thereby decreasing abortion-related morbidity and mortality. This grant would support a study that will assess the financial costs of the incidence of unsafe abortion to Kenya’s health system, providing additional evidence needed to support policy advocacy and political engagement, as well as grounds for legal and policy reform in Kenya.
About the Grantee
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www.aphrc.org 
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2542 Quarry Lake Drive
Baltimore, MD 21209
Grants to this Grantee
for enhancing the African Population and Health Research Center impact evaluation capacity  
The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is committed to generating Africa-led and African-owned evidence to inform decision making. The center’s mandate is to generate and support the use of evidence for meaningful action to improve the lives of all Africans. This grant will enable APHRC to strengthen its capacity to conduct impact evaluations across several sectors, such as education, nutrition, and health.
for support of research on quality of post-abortion care services  
This grant is a supplement to a current grant to the African Population and Health Research Center to conduct research on post-abortion care services, which are legal in most countries and provide essential treatment for complications from unsafe abortions. Due to unforeseen challenges, the grantee has struggled to collect sufficient data in two of its three countries of study, Nigeria and Burkina Faso, resulting in insufficient numbers to achieve significant findings. This supplement will allow them to commission further data collection and conduct additional oversight.

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