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HealthRight Kenya

 

Introduction

HealthRight International-Kenya’s Mission is to empower marginalized communities to live healthy Lives. We work through creating demand for health services by empowering communities. Our Programming strategic Focus areas include Women and Child Health, at Risk adolescents, LGBTIs and Migrants. The Counties covered include Trans-Nzoia, West Pokot, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Nairobi and Kilifi.

 

Program Achievements

M-sawazisha Project: Msawazisha (Equitable Health care through mobile technology) Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH). The goal is to improve the quality of care and increase the access to MNCH services in 4 health facilities within Nairobi’s informal settlements. Achievements: 4th ANC Coverage 18%, Facility based deliveries increased from 5% to 10%, PNC Coverage increased from 6% to 47%, Increase in enrolment to ANC by 16 weeks and below from 36% to 64%. The Number of pregnant adolescents mapped and referred were 222.This was achieved through training 100 CHVs in M-Sawazisha facilitation, linking 100 Pregnant women to Linda Mama (Protect Mothers) National Health Insurance fund (NHIF) service, Training 25 Health care Workers in Respectable Maternity Care among other initiatives.

 

Respectful Maternity Care Project: The goal is to ensure a dignified birthing process for women in 5 selected high-volume hospitals in Nairobi County. The Project seeks to increase the number of women accessing maternal and new-born care services due to improved capacity of facility staff to deliver quality services. Being a new project that began in August, contractual agreements have been signed off and entry meetings done in all the target facilities. The Project has hired a midwife to support in capacity building of target facilities.

 

MNCH Project: The goal of the Project is to improve quality of integrated Family Planning, Maternal Neonatal Health and Immunization in Elgeyo Marakwet County (East and West Sub Counties). To date a total of 62 Health Workers (TOTs) and 425 CHVs have been trained on M-Health application- Leveraging mobile tools to increase health indicators.

 

PrEp Project: A demonstration study targeting 250 Men who have sex with men as sex workers. Based in Kilifi county, targets Malindi sub-county. Study checks effectiveness of PrEP among the at risk sex workers. We have gotten the Ethical approval. Just concluded a joint operational planning meetings in Malindi with partners.

 

Annual Budget for 2018 is $593,000

 

Staff Size: 13

 

Implementing Partners: Amkeni Malindi

 

Donors: USAID/IMA, MACAIDS, Rotary Foundation, Project CURE (in-kind)

 

Host: Government of Kenya

 

Collaborators: Kilifi Kids, Medic Mobile