Communities in Nakuru and Baringo counties experience related health and social challenges, such as teenage pregnancy, high maternal mortality rates, harmful practices and social norms, and weak infrastructure for the uptake and provision of family planning and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (FP/RMNCAH) services. These issues affect their daily lives. At the same time, a changing environment and degrading natural resources make meeting household and livelihood needs difficult and worsen threats from natural disasters. A multisectoral response can address these challenges.
Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) approach helps to:
To reach to rural and indigenous communities and increase their knowledge and practices of FP/RMNCAH and the links between the community’s access to health services and environmental challenges. The communities are also enabled to promote forest and water conservation activities for health outcomes.
To enhance cross-sectoral collaboration through integrated activities that cut across different but related sectors, such as reproductive health, primary health, and natural resources management, to reinforce joint solutions of the difficulties communities face in FP/RMNCAH.
To sustain policy by supporting government and community strategies that integrated solutions linking health and environment. Afya Uzazi ensures that government and local community commits to PHE by their willingness to integrate the approach into County led initiatives and within existing local community platforms.