Name: Protecting lives of pregnant women in Africa- Kenya
Donor: TAKEDA pharmaceuticals through JOICFP
Project Goal: Reproductive Health (RH) of women in the project area is improved
Project Purpose: Access to quality RH services for women in reproductive age in the project area is increased
- Women in reproductive age who receive ANC (at least 4 times) in the project area is increased from 52.5% in 2018 to 75% in 2022
- Women who deliver at health facilities in the project area is increased from 64.2% in 2018 to 75% in 2022
- Women and community people who receive family planning service (including new and continued acceptance and counselling) in the project area is increased from 66.9% in 2018 to 80% in 2022
- Women who receive PNC within 2 weeks after delivery in the project area is increased from 73.8% in 2018 to 79% in 2022
- Pregnancy among teenagers is decreased from 17% in 2018 to 11% in 2022
- Correct information and knowledge of women’s health including family planning, ANC/ delivery care/ PNC, RH including STIs are reached to community people.
- Quality of RH services provided at health facilities in the project area is improved
- Supportive system for community-centered sustainable health promotion program is strengthened
Target Area: Nairobi and Nyeri County.
Sub- Counties: Kamkunji North, Nyeri Central, Viwandani, Hamza/Maringo, Lindi and Laini Saba
Implemetation sites: Kibera, Eastleigh, Nyeri and Jerusalem
Message from a beneficiary/a stakeholder
Lavenda Akinyi and her child a beneficiary of the JOICFP project, Eastleigh North.
“I want to thank JOICFP for the training on Peer Education and behavior change communication strategy that has enabled me to create awareness in the community about teenage pregnancy therefore enabling the teenagers to know their rights, to access SRH information and services, to change their behaviors towards ASRH and eventually help to reduce teenage pregnancy.” A youth Champion from Makadara
Sekina Ahmed a CHV from Kibera Laini Saba ward.
“We are so happy about this project because it has provided us with an excellent platform to access information. Through health education sessions, hundreds of young girls and women have been empowered and as a fact it has led to a change in health seeking behaviors and this is evident through the increased number of girls seeking services at the health facilities.”
“My last delivery was conducted at home in Majengo and I experienced some complications and now that I have attended health education sessions conducted by CHVs in the community, I have already started my ANC visits and will deliver in a health facility.’’ A beneficiary from Nyeri Central