Dr Alice Mwangi of USAID’s Nutrition and Health Program Plus nteracts with community members during a field visit.

Field visits offer delegates insights into Afya Uzazi interventions in Nakuru and Baringo

published on Wednesday 26th of June 2019 06:27:39 AM

During the symposium, delegates got an opportunity to learn about Afya Uzazi nterventions at 19 sites spread across the two counties the program covers. The purpose of the visit was to give delegates an opportunity to learn from Afya Uzazi strategies and hear about the achievements and challenges directly from services providers on the frontline and communities. Using a checklist, delegates reviewed the quality of interventions at each site, assessed the contribution against national goals and gathered feedback.
Later, they presented their observations and recommendations to inform Afya Uzazi’s continuous quality improvement. In Nakuru County, delegates visited Ikumbi Health Centre in Kuresoi South,
where the county showcased integration of child health services, the baby friendly community initiative (BFCI) approach and kitchen gardens for improved nutrition.
At Seguton, delegates witnessed a triggering session, the first step in community-led total sanitation (CLTS). Those who visited Kiptororo and Jogoo community units in Kuresoi North learnt how the Binti Shujaa intervention for adolescent mothers is increasing access to newborn and child health care.
Olenguroune Sub-County Hospital showcased youth-friendly services, while Keringet offered an opportunity for the visitors to learn about the Inua Jamii model to improve integrated management of childhood illnesses and the integrated population, health and environment approach.In Baringo, delegates witnessed the launch of Kasesya Sanitation Network at Saimo/Kipsaraman and a school health club n action at Kabartonjo. At Barwesa, they visited Lawan community-based organization, which is involved in a unique partnership with Afya Uzazi to improve access to health services. Salawa community unit showcased a mother-to-mother support groups, Marigat Sub-county Binti Shujaa and community health services, and Kampi Turkana Binti Shujaa. At Koriema, the visitors attended a data review meeting of the local community unit.

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