Safe Motherhood Piloting Project
Who are the beneficiaries?
Primary beneficiaries are the pregnant mothers; direct beneficiaries are CHWs and the community.
Who could use that approach?
MOH, Other development partners, Community
Who is using it already?
The Kadenge community, Ministry of Health, CHWs, Kadenge Ratuoro H/C
How does it work?
Concept: The community members are to be sensitized to be able to pool money together to support 80 expectant mothers annually.
The CDC is expected to lead the Community in realizing the amount.The benefit package for each mother is a baby pack worth Ksh. 1,000/= to the mothers who comply with the project requirements.
Why is it relevant?
Maternal Child Health Care is one of the priorities in MDG 5 which is to be realized by 2015. In some areas where people have to walk for a long distance, the proximity of the health facilities have been used as an excuse especially for pregnant women not to attend to MCH services. This has led to Home deliveries and use of unskilled Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs).
What does it change?
Increasing the ANC attendance, improve the skilled deliveries with an aim of reducing maternal child mortality rate.
What is it about?
The initiative is to help improve the low indicators on safe motherhood by increasing the ANC attendance, improve the skilled deliveries with an aim of reducing maternal child mortality rate.
Additional activities that are carried out by STIPA, includes extensive trainings on Safe Motherhood strategies.