Dinah is a mother of three, twin girls and a boy. She lives in a rented house at Kabartonjo, a trading centre in Baringo County. Dinah was happy when she got pregnant with her third child. She did not attend antenatal clinic promptly as recommended. Like many women in the area, she planned to wait until late in the pregnancy to go to the hospital.
Afya Uzazi empowered community opinion leaders with accurate information on modern methods of family planning.
Baringo County falls below the national average in access to family planning. Only 33% of married use a modern contraceptive method, compared to almost 54% nationally, according to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014 Only half of women in Baringo have their demand for family planning satisfied.
Chief Martha Chebii of Ndambul B village in Kampi Turkana, Marigat, Baringo County, talks about the benefits of the Champion Community Model.
The Champion Community Model breaks down complex behaviours into small doable actions that parents can easily undertake for their health and that of their children. Communities set their own targets for families practising the behaviours and celebrate their achievements.