“Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto” - Maternal and Newborn Health and Nutrition Project in Kenya

The Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation and its partners have joined to support the improvement of access to maternal and neonatal care. Working with the Micronutrient Initiative, African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), PRONTO International, and with financial support from the Government of Canada, “Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto” will be implemented in Kakamega Central, Mumias and Matungu districts of Kakamega County in Western Province, with the aim of reaching 29,000 women and their newborns.

Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD)

The Kenyan Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation, in collaboration with AMREF, PRONTO International, the Ministry of Health and the University of Nairobi (UoN), have implemented the community-based maternal and newborn health project called Linda Afya ya Mama na Mtoto. Funded by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), through the Micronutrient Initiative (MI), the project aims to improve maternal and newborn health and nutrition in four districts (subcounties) of Kakamega County, namely; Kakamega Central, Navakholo, Mumias and Matungu. The project runs from April 2012 to March 2016 and is implemented in collaboration with several partners. The aim of the project is to contribute to help reduce the number of maternal and neonatal deaths by creating demand in utilizing essential nutrition and maternal and newborn health services. Strengthening community health structures, scaling up essential nutrition actions, strengthening health worker’s skills in essential and emergency obstetric care and undertaking stop gap procurement of essential commodities are also key components of this project.


  • Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) - Canada

    Canada | Staff size: 5001-10,000

    Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations, encourages the country's international trade and leads...

  • Nutrition International

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is dedicated to ensuring that the world's most vulnerable-especially women and children in developing countries-get the vitamins and minerals they need to...

  • University of Nairobi (UoN)

    Independent/None, Institute
    Staff size: 5001-10,000

    The University of Nairobi, a body corporate established under the Universities Act 2012 of the laws of Kenya and the University of Nairobi Charter, is the pioneer institution of University...

  • PRONTO International

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 6-25

    PRONTO envisions birth as a safe and respectful experience for all mothers, babies, and healthcare providers.

    They aim...

  • Amref Health Africa

    Implementing NGO
    Kenya | Staff size: 101-250

    Amref Health Africa has over 54 years’ experience in health development. In 1957, three surgeons founded the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa, laying the foundation for what is now...

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Key Information

LocationKenya, Eastern Africa
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 3.9 Million