Afya Uzazi Nakuru-Baringo Program (2016 - 2021)

Afya Uzazi Nakuru-Baringo Program (2016-2021) worked to increase access to quality health services for mothers, children, adolescents and youth in two Kenyan counties. Afya Uzazi (“healthy parenthood”) focused on achieving impact through increasing safe deliveries, healthy babies and children, and planned and well-timed pregnancies. The project integrated water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition and COVID-19 response within maternal and child health services. The program was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and worked in collaboration with Nakuru and Baringo counties, other local partners and communities.

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Overall Objectives


To Increase uptake of quality delivery of family planning/reproductive health, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent (FP/RMNCAH) services.


To increase availability and quality of FP/RMNCAH services.


To increase care seeking and health promoting behaviour for FP/RMNCAH.

Our Achievements

pregnant women attended recommended four antenatal clinic visits
women gave birth in hospital under care of skilled attendants
trees planted through population, health and environment (PHE) approach
people accessed water services; 114 villages open-defecation free
children received growth monitoring services
children under 12 months old fully immunized
women of reproductive age receiving family planning, up from 26%
Reduction in cases of diarrhea among children under five years


Counties adopt local solutions to health challenges

Afya Uzazi Program implemented innovations tailored to local conditions that helped to improve access to quality health services for mothers, children and adolescents. Some of the innovations have been transitioned to the county governments.

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