Jacaranda Health is a social enterprise and operates as a 501(c)3 in the US. Their mission is to transform maternal health care in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns.
Jacaranda’s staff is made up of professionals from diverse backgrounds in business and healthcare, supported by a network of advisors around the globe.
Jacaranda Health aims to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns by transforming maternity care in East Africa. They build private maternity clinics in peri-urban areas and are innovating to provide patient-centered care that combines quality and affordability.
Jacaranda Health is creating East Africa’s first truly sustainable and scalable maternal health service delivery organization for low-income women. Their model provides comprehensive maternity care at a fifth of the cost of other private hospitals. Their high-quality, affordable maternity hospitals are located in in peri-urban Nairobi, in the backyards of the women who need them most. They provide respectful patient centered obstetric care, safe delivery, family planning, and postnatal care. Since opening their first maternity center in 2012, they have provided high-quality maternal health care to over 17,500 women and delivered more than 2,225 babies at their maternity hospital, and impacted the lives of nearly 20,000 family members.
Their vision is big. They strive to be a global innovation laboratory, adapting and integrating the best clinical protocols, technologies, health information systems, and business approaches. Their innovations have resulted in 45% fewer maternal complications than nearby public hospitals in Kenya, 90% exclusive breastfeeding rates, and postpartum family planning rates that are 4x higher than the national average. Their goal is not only to use a breadth of the most effective health innovations to provide affordable and quality care for the women and children they serve, but also to learn from and adapt to their clients as they create a replicable maternal health model aimed at reducing cost, increasing uptake of health services, and improving quality of care. They are constantly learning and innovating, and as they grow they are building networks to share lessons and tools with others in the global health community.