Marie Stopes International
Marie Stopes International-Kenya (MSK) aims to provide long-acting reversible contraceptives to marginalized, and hard to reach women through the MSK service delivery and outreach sites. ICA Foundation’s partnership with MSK began in 2005, and a total of 6,840 LNG IUS have been donated. MSK works with the Ministry of Health to provide sexual and reproductive healthcare services through clinics across the country. Condom donation, emergency contraception and male circumcision programs are ongoing within the country; incorporation of LNG IUS training, insertion and counseling is a natural addition to their range of clinic services.
In 2011, FHI360 and Mathare North Health Center, a public sector facility in the slums of Nairobi, received a donation of 200 LNG IUS to integrate into their family planning method mix. FHI360 is a global health and development non-governmental organization whose science-based programs bring lasting change to the world’s most vulnerable people. With this donation from the ICA Foundation, FHI360 aims to examine uptake, satisfaction, and product retention of the LNG IUS along with other contraceptive methods for a period of one year.
Integrated into their existing outpatient and gynecological services, Kenyatta National Hospital received 100 LNG IUS since 2012. Kenyatta National Hospital is the largest referral in the country and serves as the main teaching hospital for the University of Nairobi’s Medical School.
Women Care Global (WCG)
WomanCare Global provides access to high-quality, innovative and affordable reproductive healthcare technologies for contraception, fertility and pregnancy management. WomanCare Global partners with the clinics in Kenya participating in the quality improvement program, Maximizing Quality in Reproductive Health (MAX) which are providing contraception and are trained to insert IUDs. Since 2013, 1.500 LNG IUS have been donated with the objective to increase access to the LNG IUS for women undergoing uterine evacuation who would be more appropriate users of an LNG IUS than a copper IUD.
ICA Foundation began working with Jacaranda Health in 2016, with an initial donation of 120 LNG IUS devices. Jacaranda Health is a social enterprise and operates as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in the US. Their mission is to transform maternal health care in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns. JH builds private maternity clinics in peri-urban areas and are innovating to provide patient-centered care that combines quality and affordability.
ICA Foundation began working with Saving Mothers in 2016, with an initial donation of 500 LNG IUS devices. Saving Mothers is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing maternal mortality and birth-related complications in developing countries. Their approach to this issue centers on educating birth attendants and medical personnel in underserved communities, providing medical supplies and interventions such as safe birth kits, and coordinating pro bono surgical interventions to address birth-related complications such as fistula and incontinence. Saving Mothers operates out of a maternal continuum of care program at Kapenguria District Hospital.