Welcome to the Eastern Africa Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) website!
The Eastern Africa Reproductive Health Network (EARHN) is a South-South network comprised of government ministries addressing population issues. Its geographical coverage includes Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. EARHN was founded in 1996 by members in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Eastern African countries share similar social, political, demographic and geographic environments. EARHN believes that South-South cooperation has untapped potential for approaching new opportunities and sharing good practices in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Eastern African countries have extensive experiences in SRHR; these good practices and experiences offer a set of known lessons on which to build a new, collaborative effort to initiate change in-country and regionally, in order to improve the health and rights of all people, and in particular, the SRHR status of women and youth. EARHN builds upon the experiences of members within and outside of the network to build a collaborative effort to create positive change in both policy and programme implementation within Eastern Africa.
EARHN’s vision is “an Eastern African region free from sexual and reproductive health burdens.” The mission of EARHN is “to promote sound sexual and reproductive health policies and programmes across borders through strategic partnerships, effective coordination and sharing of critical information, experiences and expertise.” EARHN works through strategic partnerships, effective coordination and sharing of critical information, experiences and expertise. In order to attain its vision, carry out its mission and fulfil its mandate, EARHN has agreed on three areas of strategic focus: Advocacy and Coalition Building; Programme Development and Expansion; and Institutional Strengthening.