African Population and Health Research Center

Project Name

Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

End Date

23 May 2021

Amount Awarded

£500,995

Start Date

30 May 2018

Beneficiary Country

Kenya

Issues: Maternal, neonatal, child health

People living in Nairobi’s slums are poorly served by the public health system. Most seek health care from the private sector, where services are of variable quality and cost.

This project will refine work that successfully improved maternal and child health in two slums so that the results last beyond the end of the project period.

Health centres will better plan and manage quality services and retain staff. Health workers will be trained in maternal and new-born care. Community volunteers will refer people to care, promote health insurance schemes, and provide a security service for women who need urgent medical help in the night. More women and their children will get quality health care.