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Tunza clinics mark decade in healthcare provision

It was established in December 2008

In Summary

• Since its inception, the network has grown to 415 member facilities

• When it was launched, family was the flagship service

Population Services Kenya COO Dr Anne Musuva, public health specialist Dr Benard Olayo and Tunza Health Provider Richard Wang'ombe
Population Services Kenya COO Dr Anne Musuva, public health specialist Dr Benard Olayo and Tunza Health Provider Richard Wang'ombe
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The Tunza Family Health Network last Wednesday celebrated 10 years of providing quality affordable health care to all.

The network was established in December 2008 to serve the vulnerable and underserved populations. It has 415 member facilities in 42 out of the 47 counties.

When it was launched, family was the flagship service. With funding from donors, Tunza, a social franchise under Population Services Kenya, has supported more than 10 health areas with more focus on reproductive health and promotive health.

With the support of the Health Ministry, more than 3,500 healthcare providers in 1,200 private facilities have benefited from a wide range of comprehensive training in areas of family planning, cervical cancer, HIV, safe motherhood, hypertension, diabetes, tuberculosis and integrated management of childhood illnesses.

Population Services Kenya board member Risper Alaro Mukoto
Population Services Kenya board member Risper Alaro Mukoto
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Participants follow the proceedings
Participants follow the proceedings
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Population Services Kenya Board member Ann Ng'ethe hands over a gift to a Tunza (Boores Medical Clinic) health provider
Population Services Kenya Board member Ann Ng'ethe hands over a gift to a Tunza (Boores Medical Clinic) health provider
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Population Services Kenya CEO Joyce Wanderi gives her speech
Population Services Kenya CEO Joyce Wanderi gives her speech
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A Tunza provider receives a gift from Health Ministry head of reproductive and maternal health Stephen Kaliti
A Tunza provider receives a gift from Health Ministry head of reproductive and maternal health Stephen Kaliti
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