Author: Lucie Rutherford

Misconceptions in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Stories from Women Living with a Disability

Misconceptions in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Stories from Women Living with a Disability

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on May 4, 2023

In Kenya and across the world, women with disabilities face prejudice, stigma, and discrimination in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. Misunderstandings and misconceptions by health care providers as well as inadequate facilities can lead to inequitable or ineffective care. Furaha Mariga Leonard is a 27-year-old who is deaf and has been sponsored by Kupenda…

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World Health Day 2023: How Kupenda is Working Towards “Health for All”

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on April 6, 2023

On the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization, countries from all over the world will come together to celebrate World Health Day, with an emphasis on “Health for All.” As countries raise awareness about this issue, they will not only commemorate the public health successes that have improved the quality of life for millions…

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In a World of Disparity, Kupenda is Working to Save Children from Premature Death

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on March 7, 2023

A recent report from the United Nations, titled “Levels and trends in child mortality,” brought to light sobering statistics regarding the well-being of children around the world. In 2021, a child or young person died every 4.4 seconds, 5 million children died before their fifth birthday, and another 2.1 million died between the ages of…

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World Hearing Day: Learn How Kupenda Empowers Children Like Rose

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on March 2, 2023

Part of Kupenda’s mission is to provide services for thousands of children that experience stigma surrounding disability, including those with hearing loss and deafness. March 3rd marks the World Health Organization’s “World Hearing Day,” a time to raise awareness for the prevention of hearing loss and deafness and promote ear and hearing care. Today over…

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International Day of Education: Expanding Access for Children Like Athman

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on January 22, 2023

An estimated 90% of children with disabilities in developing countries do not attend school. In addition to a lack of understanding about their needs, many schools do not have trained teachers, adequate classroom support, and accessible facilities. January 24th marks the International Day of Education, a UN-designated day in support of Sustainable Development Goal 4,…

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