TUPANGE, Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative

Pharm Access Africa Limited is a partner in the consortium implementing the Kenya Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (KURHI) led by JHPIEGO, an affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University.




TUPANGE is a 5 year project that began in 2010. It was established to prioritize family planning as a routine service offered to every client, with an emphasis on the urban poor.

KURHI hopes to increase uptake and access to quality family planning services for Kenya’s urban population. In collaboration we hope to increase and sustain contraceptive among this group.

Our vision is to change the perception of family planning among the urban poor, ultimately gaining acceptability and seeing family planning (FP) as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is hoped that through the KURHI project a transformative and sustainable effort resulting in a 20 percentage point increase in contraceptive prevalence among selected urban centers may be attained.

TUPANGE aims to improve the understanding of family planning choices for Kenyans in the urban setting, including where to access family planning services and the accompanying confidence to seek out and utilize these FP services.

PAAL will ensure commodity security initially in the target cities and eventually the whole country. We will provide technical assistance with logistics management, promising access to safe and effective contraceptives at all times.