Video: The Midwife Who’s Busting Birth Control Myths in Kenya

As a program officer for health charity Jhpiego, Emmah Kariuki finds innovative ways to separate rumors from family planning facts and helps thousands of disadvantaged women in Nairobi access essential contraception.

Written by Camilla Turner Published on March 13, 2017 Read time Approx. 1 minute

After 18 years working for Kenya’s Ministry of Health, Emmah Kariuki decided to turn her skills and knowledge to improving women’s healthcare in the country from the ground up. In 2011, she joined the NGO Jhpiego, where she helps some of the most marginalized communities in Nairobi’s slums. Having spearheaded a cervical cancer screening project, she now ensures thousands of women get access to family planning so they can make healthier, more sustainable choices for themselves and their families.