Marsden Solomon, MB ChB, MSc

Project Director, Applied Research, Kenya

Areas of expertise

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Reproductive and sexual health
  • Family planning: Health
  • Program management

Projects & Resources

  • The Afya Uzazi project improves access to quality, client-centered family planning and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services in Baringo and Nakuru counties in Kenya.

  • PROGRESS worked to build the capacity of countries and partners to generate new knowledge, use evidence for strategic planning, develop and implement policies and programs, and conduct monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

  • Mobile 4 Reproductive Health (m4RH) Toolkit

    The Mobile 4 Reproductive Health (m4RH) toolkit provides information from FHI 360’s work in mobile technology for health over several years and is intended to facilitate replication of this SMS-based information service.

Published Research

  • Expanding access to a new, more affordable levonorgestrel intrauterine system in Kenya: Service delivery costs compared with other contraceptive methods and perspectives of key opinion leaders
    Rademacher KH, Solomon M, Brett T, Bratt JH, Pascual C, Njunguru J, Steiner MJ
    Glob Health Sci Pract 2016 Aug; 4(Suppl 2): S83-93. [Journal Impact Factor: n/a]

    The levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is one of the most effective forms of contraception. In this study, the authors calculated the direct service delivery costs per couple-years of protection of various family planning methods and interviewed key opinion leaders. The costs of a new LNG-IUS compares favorably with other contraceptive methods common in Kenya. These results indicate that introducing a new, more affordable LNG-IUS product could help expand choice for women in Kenya and increase use of long-acting reversible contraception.

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