Advocate for improved management of maternal new born complications and reduce maternal and infant mortality in Kakamega County Western Kenya supported by HIVOS
To create greater awareness on Service Delivery Indicators Survey report 2013 on the management of maternal and newborn complications (postpartum hemorrhage and neonatal asphyxia amongst Kakamega county decision makers (health and other leaders) county reproductive health managers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to take action; county leaders to appreciate the magnitude and agency of the problem and avail resources to improve infrastructure and staff capacity; Community leaders to sensitize community members to demand for quality services and improved infrastructure.
The project is implemented in three sub-counties in Kakamega County western Kenya
Health promotion for prevention and control of emerging nutritional diseases through social marketing of locally available and affordable food supplements
The project is implemented in Vihiga and Kakamega Counties in western Kenya
Promoting behaviour change among youth to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDs
The project is implemented in Nairobi, Kakamega and Vihiga Counties.
Training consultancy services
We are training FBOs, NGOs and Private Companies on workplace HIV/AIDs, Reproductive health and gender mainstreaming. Implemented in Nairobi, Kakamega and Vihiga.
Advocacy to reduce maternal newborn mortality by increased use of retired midwives for skilled deliveries at community level in Kakamega County supported by PATH
Maternal mortality levels in Kenya have remained unacceptably high at 488 per 100,000 live births. Hospital base studies suggest that the majority of these deaths are due to obstetric complications including hemorrhage, sepsis, and eclampsia, obstructed labour and unsafe abortion.
Despite recent policy efforts to promote safe motherhood and target the key causes of maternal deaths, maternal mortality remains high in Kenya especially in rural areas where women have difficulty accessing skilled delivery services and life-saving emergency obstetric care.
Although the national figures are alarmingly high at 488/100,000, Kakamega county maternal mortality is about double the national figure (800 per 100,000 live births) hence maternal mortality remains a major public health challenge (KEMRI/CDC Field Research Station)
Presently, the majority of Kenyan women 58% still deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant and subsequently without access to emergency obstetric care services.
Providing women with efficient and cost-effective innovation for safe delivery at the community level will greatly improve the status of maternal health in Kenya.