Afya Uzazi works to strengthen the capacity of the county to deliver quality maternal, newborn and child health services including family planning, antenatal care, safe delivery, postnatal care, newborn and child care as well as nutrition at community and facility levels.

Interventions at health facility level include:

  • Improving the quality and access to antenatal care, safe delivery and postnatal care for the pregnant mother and the newborn
  • Building capacity of health facilities to provide emergency obstetric and newborn care
  • Strengthening new born care services by scaling up high-impact interventions, such as essential newborn care, helping babies breathe, use of Chlorhexidine for cord care and Kangaroo Mother Care.
  • Promoting respectful maternity care and supportive environments for pregnant women.
  • Strengthening capacity of health facilities to offer baby friendly environment that promote early initiation of breastfeeding of infants and support mothers to continue exclusive breastfeeding up to six-months.
  • Establishing Maternal, Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) committees.
  • Improving data collection, analysis and use for decision-making to improve maternal, new born and child health services.
  • Coordination with HIV programs to integrate prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) services into antenatal care.

Community-level interventions include:

  • Promotion of antenatal care, birth planning, skilled delivery, postnatal care and exclusive breastfeeding through community-based initiatives.
  • Supporting community health volunteer visits during the early hours of birth to improve newborn survival and promote breastfeeding
  • Male involvement in overall improvement of health at household level as well as improvement in use of maternal, newborn and child health services.
  • Establishing Community Based Verbal Autopsy Committees to review maternal and perinatal deaths occurring in the community. Mobilizing youth and adolescents to take up modern contraceptive and prevent pregnancy until after the age of 18
  • Engaging with local CBOS, religious leaders and government administration to mobilize and educate community on FP-MNCAH, WASH and nutrition