Baringo is one of the counties in Kenya with poor MNCAH indicator performance. More than 375 women die while giving birth and at least 30 children out of 1000 born die at birth or immediately after birth. These MNCAH challenges are attributed to a number of factors ranging from poor access to health services, low quality of services, social-economic and cultural hurdles and unavailability of equipment to support maternal health.
With the support of Safaricom Foundation, Afya Uzazi Salama Project will see construction, upgrading and equipping of at least three health facilities with MNCH services, providing ambulance services for emergency transportation of pregnant women in remote areas, training of health workers to address issues related to quality of services provided, community education through CHVs to tackle unsafe cultural beliefs in the county.
In partnership with the Baringo County Government, the implementation of Afya Uzazi Salama project will see improved access to maternal, new born and child health services through infrastructure improvement, referral system, triggers to deliver in health facilities, capacity building of healthcare workers and outreach services, increase in demand for maternal, new born and child health services through reviving community health units, capacity building of community health volunteers, community engagement through opinion leaders, incentivize and monitoring of community health volunteers and advocacy for increased investment in MNCAH services.