EMPOWERMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERS FOR THE EVOLUTION OF DISABILITY-FRIENDLY MOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES

Our objective is: • To improve the health status of marginalized mothers, newborns and young children in Kenya. • To improve long-term capacity of civil society organizations, in partnership with state actors, to implement effective Mother and Child Health (MCH), nutrition and family planning services for marginalized populations in Nairobi, especially those with disabilities.

Activities

Our project is implemented through the following: • Community-based research to collect qualitative and quantitative data on MCH, nutrition, family planning (FP) and disabilities • Raise knowledge and awareness on maternal and child health and disabilities • Improve access to services • Care and support for children with disabilities • Training of healthcare workers on prevention, early identification and intervention of disabilities in pregnant women and newborn children • Improvement of maternity facilities • Raising awareness in the community on the risks in pregnancy and early childhood • Link family planning commodity suppliers, providers and communities Improving nutrition of children with disabilities • Raising awareness on nutrition, growth monitoring and breastfeeding • Loans and savings • Improving access to family planning services • Raising awareness on sexual and reproductive health, family planning and disabilities

Locations

  • Kenya

Sectors

  • Health
  • Social Services

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