Adoption of Clinic Appointment Diary and SMS-Based Appointment Reminder Electronic System to Increase 4th ANC Attendance and Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA)

In Kenya, pregnant women continue to experience challenges in attaining the required minimum four antenatal care (4 ANC) visits and having institutional delivery with skilled birth attendance (SBA). ...Read More

Increasing uptake of postpartum family planning by addressing missed opportunities in Baringo County

Promoting and providing postpartum family planning (PPFP) is a high-impact family planning practice, as it reduces mistimed and closely spaced pregnancies through first 12 months following childbirth. Research has shown that more than 90% of women want to either delay or avoid future pregnancies during firstyear postpartum. ...Read More

eLearning via Mobile: A sustainable approach to updating health workers’ skills

Providing educational opportunities for health practitioners is a key component to improving quality of healthcare. Building HCW competency to a level of excellence and embracing new knowledge can be achieved through in-service training and continuous application of learned skills. ...Read More

Quality Improvement: Improving Maternity Care in Marigat Sub-County through Appropriate Documentation

The Afya Uzazi Program implements a quality improvement (QI) initiative that aims to improve the quality of health services through work improvement teams (WITs). In 2018, Afya Uzazi conducted a rapid project assessment and established that only 40 % of the maternity files had an accurately completed partograph and nursing notes (Cardex). ...Read More

Inua Jamii Model: Afya Uzazi’s innovative approach to motivating and retaining community health volunteers

Kenya’s health system relies on community health volunteers (CHVs) who form an integral component of the Community Health Strategy to complement and strengthen provision of primary healthcare. CHVs’ role entails health promotion through provision of health messages and specific health services at the community and household levels. ...Read More

Translating Linda Mama initiative to improved skilled birth attendance through respectful maternity care at Keringet Subcounty Hospital, Nakuru County.

To increase uptake of skilled birth attendance and improve quality of care at the maternity section of Keringet Subcounty Hospital ...Read More

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10-Apr-20 06:04

Plan well for delivery

The expression ‘once bitten, twice shy’ aptly describes the conditions surrounding the birth of the last two of Mercy Bole’s three children.

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10-Apr-20 06:16

Improving quality of care during childbirth

Over the past three years, USAID’s Afya Uzazi has been working with Baringo and Nakuru counties to improve the quality and experience of the care that mothers and newborns receive around the time of childbirth.

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