MOI UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM FOR HEALTH SYSTEM

 

A System Approach to Improving Maternal and Child Health Care Delivery in Kenya through Innovations at Community Level and Primary Care. The Research Chairs group from Moi University with Authority from National Council of Science and Technologists' (NACOSTI)

 

Programme Goal

To contribute to improvement of maternal and child health in Kenya through health system strengthening initiatives at community and primary care levels.

Programme Objectives

Baseline Survey

Conduct baseline survey on current levels of maternal and child health indicators, status of health system and existing programs in all the study areas in the following counties; Uasin Gishu,Keiyo,Trans Nzoia,Kakamega,Busia and Bungoma

 

EHC Implimentation

Design and implement EHC (Enhanced Health Care )package using the FLTR (Find, Link, Treat, and Retain)to improve access and quality of care of maternal and child health at tier 1 and 2 in one intervention cluster

 

Partnership

To explore and facilitate partnerships for innovative approaches to incentivize CORPs , CHWs and CMWs to effectively participate in increasing access and retention of pregnant women and children in an intervention cluster

 

Efficiency

Assess the effectiveness of the implementation of FLTR and EHC in improving the efficiency of the referral system between the community primary care and County referral facilities for pregnant women in the intervention area.

 

Capacity Building

To build capacity of health workers to conduct health systems research and inculcate a culture of use of evidence to strengthen the performance of health systems through on-job training, in-service certificate and degree programs.

 

Endline

To conduct end line survey and evaluations on levels of maternal and child health indicators, status of health system and existing programs in the study areas at the end of the project in all the study clusters.

 

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Outcome

Contribution to improvement of maternal and child health in Kenya through health system strengthening initiatives at community and primary care levels