Health champions awarded as community celebrates change

Chief Martha Chebii of Ndambul B village in Kampi Turkana, Marigat, Baringo County, talks about the benefits of the Champion Community Model.

“I am proud of what is happening. In this community, most women used to give birth at home, but they now go to the hospital . . . Men never used to bother to go to the clinic, but they now accompany women to the hospital. It was common for children to be given herbs immediately after birth, but this has stopped because the people have been educated about exclusive breastfeeding. Children used to diarrhea. Now they don’t.”