Monica Ogutu, partner of the MCF, honored for drive on women’s healthcare

Monica Ogutu is Managing Director of the Kisumu Medical and Educational Trust.

01 May 2013

The event marked the 40th anniversary of non-profit organisation, Ipas, that works to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights.

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Four Africans have been honoured for their role in fighting for the rights of women to obtain reproductive healthcare. South Africa's Ronald Edgar Mhlanga, Ghana's Fred Sai, Zambia's Chanda Katongo and Kenya's Monica Ogutu were the recipients of awards presented at Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, on Wednesday night. Monica Ogutu is Managing Director of the Kisumu Medical and Educational Trust (KMET). KMET is a Technical Assistance partner of the Medical Credit Fund in Kenya.

The event marked the 40th anniversary of non-profit organisation, Ipas, that works to increase women's ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights, and to reduce maternal mortality as a result of unsafe abortions.

Ipas president Elizabeth Maguire praised the honourees for their work. "Their life stories and careers convey better than anything their passion, daring leadership and determination to overcome all barriers that are key to transforming prospects of women's health in Africa," she said to a reporter of Daily Nation.

KMET is an NGO that establishes, promotes and manages medical institutions in Kenya to provide comprehensive clinical and educational facilities to citizens. For the MCF program KMET is actively involved in promoting the program amongst their members, and in the selection of health care providers participating in the program. In addition, KMET pays a major role in their quality improvement process through the provision of technical assistance.