Family Health Options Kenya Nurse Discusses Impacts Of Trump Administration’s Reinstated Mexico City Policy On Provision Of Services In NPR Interview

NPR: Kenyan Clinic Rejects Trump Abortion Policy, Loses $2 Million In U.S. Aid
“…FHOK [Family Health Options Kenya, Kenya’s oldest provider of sexual and reproductive health services] disagreed with the terms of the ‘Mexico City’ policy, which has been reinstated by every Republican president since Ronald Reagan first issued it. … On a visit to Washington, D.C., this spring, Melvine Ouyo, an FHOK reproductive health nurse, sat down with NPR to discuss the effects of losing that much [U.S. global health] funding. One of the organization’s 14 clinics has closed down, and a clinic in Kibera, Nairobi’s largest slum and where Ouyo works, could be next. FHOK has also ceased outreach services to underprivileged communities, which it estimates has affected more than 76,000 women and young girls to date…” (Ingber, 5/2).

Additional coverage of NPR’s interview with Ouyo is available from Bustle and The Hill.

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