Success Stories

Improving maternal and child health

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.


Mothers support groups empower women

Christine, 37, says she has peace of mind to care for her seven children. She chose and received a permanent family planning during a community health outreach.

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Engaging communities to promote access to family planning services

Afya Uzazi empowered community opinion leaders with accurate information on modern methods of family planning.

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How a mother of 11 became a family planning champion

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.

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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.

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Hail to the childcare champions!

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.

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Volunteer guides young couple to happy parenthood

Phyllis Jelegat was confused when she realized she was pregnant.  She had just moved in with the father of her child, Stephen Chepchieng, a final year forestry student at university. 

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Not again, says mother who gave birth by roadside

Mercy, 32, gave birth to her second-born by the roadside after an elderly woman who had promised to escort her to the hospital delayed.  Her husband was away. She decided to go to the hospital on her own.

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Dinah: Visiting the clinic saved my life

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.

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