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.
|Location||Kenya, Eastern Africa|
|Value||USD 3.9 Million|