Health & Nutrition

Saturday 16 July 2016

'Boda Boda’ Ambulance…Simple and lifesaving

By Bella Nyamamu

Godwin carrying an expectant mother to hospital34 year old Godwin Simiyu is a trained cyclist under the Save the Children GSK sponsored boda boda ambulance project. Godwin is literally a star among his community members - he operates within Bumula sub-county, ensuring that expectant mothers access health facilities whenever they need to.

Friday 20 May 2016

A unique re-union for KMC mothers and babies

By Abraham Wanyonyi , Joan Emoh and Teresa Akun

Bungoma County residents were last week treated to a unique reunion of more than 150 babies and mothers who have benefitted from Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) since 2014. The event dubbed ‘Taking steps towards quality preterm care through Kangaroo Mother Care’ was organised by the Ministry of Health in Bungoma County in partnership with Save the Children.

Friday 20 May 2016

Women demystify Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) in Northern Kenya

By Sulekha Mohamed Ibrahim

Many young women in Northen Kenya shy away from discussing and accessing services for Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy (HTSP) for fear of discrimination. Madam Fatuma a female Islamic teacher and a mother in Wajir County understands too well the importance of HTSP and is aware of the strong discrimination faced by girls and women who access these services in her community. Thanks to the ESHE programme implemented by Save the Children, she is helping to demystify myths and misconception around HTSP and Islam.

Friday 6 May 2016

MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH CHAMPION…THE STORY OF MARYANN

By Adan Hujale

Friday 6 May 2016

MNH MEDIATORS… THE POWER OF BIRTH COMPANIONS

By Geofrey Tanui

Pregnancy and childbirth is supposed to be a joyful experience. However, for women in Busia County access to quality health care was considered a luxury and most of them gave birth at home with the help of unskilled Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs). The story is changing, as more women in Busia County can now access quality maternal and newborn care thanks to the UKaid funded Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) programme implemented by Save the Children.

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