Baringo County Department of Health Services has launched a new group to guide and coordinate activities to improved access to quality health services for women and children. The Reproductive Health Maternal Child & Adolescent Health/ Family Planning (RHMCAH/FP) Technical Working Group (TWG) will provide strategic leadership in development, implementation and monitoring of interventions with a focus on sustainable delivery of quality service delivery.
The Baringo County Director of Medical Services Dr. Gerishon Abakalwa, said the TWG would play a critical role in overseeing health activities. “Reviewing performance and putting in place measures that ensure productivity is very important and the TWG has given us the platform to do this,” he said in his introductory speech during the launch in Kabarnet town. “With TWG bringing partners together, we will focus on synergies aimed at improving outcomes for Reproductive Health Indicators” says Dr. Robert Rono, the Baringo County Director of Health- Preventive and Promotive. Town.
Members of the TWG, which is chaired by the County Government, include all partners implementing RHMCAH interventions. As a key partner in maternal and child health, Afya Uzazi worked closely with the county in formation of the TWG. Afya Uzazi Deputy Chief of Party Dr. Marsden Solomon said: “This TWG will be effective in integrating and accelerating RHMNCAH interventions to the benefit of the community,” said Dr. Marsden Solomon.”,
The TWG team will collaborate with other working groups to coordinate activities such as immunization, maternal health and newborn, child health and family planning. The team got right down to business, reviewing a new appointments diary designed to antenatal care and delivery by skilled birth attendants. The diary was designed jointly by the county and Afya Uzazi as part of a broader intervention to ensure pregnant women get their care they need, including delivery in hospital and postnatal care for themselves and their babies.