Afya Uzazi presented project experiences, innovations and lessons learned at a webinar organized by FHI 360, the implementing agency, for a global audience on March 17th 2021.
The webinar, titled “key Program Achievements for Sustainability in a Kenya Integrated Health Project, came a week after a learning conference for county stakeholders as well as other implementing partners.
These events are part of activities to disseminate lessons learnt and knowledge products the project developed over the past five years. The project started in 2016 and ends in March 2021.
Both the webinar and learning conference presented key innovations by Afya Uzazi that included a case study of health financing by improving utilization of the National Hospital Insurance Fund’s Linda Mama scheme, interventions for adolescent mothers, increasing family planning uptake and population, health and environment (PHE) interventions.
Participants in the webinar included USAID, implementing partners and county officials.
USAID’s John Kuenhle, Office Director, Health, Population and Nutrition, USAID/KEA, and Sila Kimanzi, Afya Uzazi AOR, made the opening remarks. The officials commended the Afya Uzazi Program partnership with the counties for helping to improve key indicators for maternal and child health in Baringo.
Other speakers included the FHI 360 leadership, led by Dr. Otto Chabikuli, Director of Global Health, Population and Nutrition, and Josephine Trenchard, Director, Eastern Africa.
Nakuru County Director (Administration), Dr Benedict Osore, and Baringo Director of Health, Dr Patrick Borruet, gave insights into how the project had helped to build county capacity to sustain quality maternal and child health interventions.
During the learning conference, held on March 9th in Nyahururu, the Baringo County Executive Committee Member (CEC) for Health, Hon Mary Panga, and her Nakuru counterpart, Dr Zachary Kariuki, commended Afya Uzazi for helping improve access to quality health services for mothers and children.
They committed to continue investing in the innovative approaches jointly introduced with the program to sustain gains in delivery of health services.