KFHA key focus area
Abortion in Kiribati is prohibited by the Law. However, there have been cases done at the main hospital for very necessary health reasons. Such cases, however, are extremely rare and could only be accepted upon the medical verification of a Doctor. There have also been known cases done outside the main hospital using traditional methods and medicine. These cases, however, are usually only officially reported to the hospitals when they became complicated. KFHA is planning on undertaking a national survey to find out the current status of abortion in Kiribati. Such data would assist KFHA in identifying and developing future programs targeted at addressing abortion issues in Kiribati
Much more work is needed to ensure that all people, particularly the poor, marginalized, the socially-excluded and under-served have access to SRHR information, sexuality education and high quality services.
Adolescents and Young People:
Young people aged under 25 lack information and services related to their SRHR as they become sexually active. KFHA being an NGO is in a unique position to address the issue, combining service delivery with community mobilization and national advocacy. Providing services to young people is sensitive from, cultural, moral and religious standpoint. KFHA responds to this challenge, seeking to bring youth and gender friendly information and services to adolescents and youth in ways that are sensitive to cultural circumstances and conditions.
KFHA will works with policy and decision makers (especially Cabinet members, Church Leaders, Old man and women and Mayors from each Islands) to ensure necessary SRHR policy changes in partnership with national stakeholders to contribute to favourable SRHR situations.
HIV and AIDS:
Young people, men, women, and children are affected by STIs, including HIV and AIDS. HIV prevalence is not very high in Kiribati but it is imperative to gain control on an epidemic that would otherwise have devastating consequences. Currently Kiribati has 60 confirm cases since the first time HIV arrived, but this number detected because they did the test, more people still carrying the virus but they haven’t do the test. KFHA working with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders to compact the spread of HIV virus