Project Strengths
Training 2,000 Health Workers and Supporting 600,000 People to Protect the Lives of Pregnant Woman in Africa (as 4 project countries)
Project Name
Protecting the lives of pregnant women in Africa – Community-centered sustainable health promotion program
Implementing Partners
Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK)
Supporting Agencies
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Project Period
5 years (2018 – 2022)
Description of SRHR Needs
All the project sites are slum areas, including Kibra, one of the biggest slums in Africa. In the urban slums. While the area is densely populated, there are not many clinics or schools to cover that population. Many women who come to clinics are day laborers or single mothers. Teen pregnancy and home delivery under unsanitary conditions are the significant challenges faced by women in the area. Through the project interventions, we aim at improving the following service uptakes:

  • To increase women of reproductive age who receive antenatal care (ANC)
  • To increase women who deliver at health facilities
  • To increase women and community people who receive family planning service
  • To increase women who receive Postnatal care (PNC)
  • To decrease pregnancies among teenagers
JOICFP’s Intervention

Project purpose:
Access to quality RH services for women of reproductive age in the project area is increased

Target Area and Population:
[Target Area] Nairobi and Nyeri county
[Target Population] Women of reproductive age living in the Project target area
(Nairobi:139,115, Nyeri:31,642, Total: 170,757)

Uniqueness in the Approach:

  • Training community leaders and authorizing them as Behavior Change Communication ambassador (BCC ambassador) to strategically reach community people through influencer in each project site
  • Conducting resource mobilization training for the advocacy in line with the budgetary process of the local government for the sustainability of the project

For community people to be reached by Correct information and knowledge of women’s health including family planning, ANC/ delivery care/ PNC, RH including STIs

  • Training Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), Community Health Committee (CHC) members, and community leaders on Behavior Change Communication (BCC)
  • Training Peer Educators (PEs) on BCC
  • Developing a communication strategy
  • Developing IEC/ BCC materials
  • Disseminating key messages to the target audience as per the project communication strategy by trained volunteers

To improve the quality of RH services provided at health facilities in the project area

  • Conducting training for health care providers on Adolescent Youth Friendly Services (AYFS)
  • Conducting training for health care providers on Respectful Maternal Care (RMC)
  • Conducting mentorship of health care providers on RMC and AYFS
  • Providing basic medical equipment
  • Providing consumables for family planning

To strengthen a supportive system for the community-centered sustainable health promotion program

  • Conducting the bi-annual Local Steering Committee (LSC) meetings
  • Conducting advocacy and resource mobilization training for CHC members and PEs
  • Conducting the bi-annual Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings
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