In Kenya, 70,000 mothers and children die each year. These deaths are often preventable, demonstrating the great opportunity for addressing maternal and infant mortality. Three Kenyan-led organizations—Lwala Community Alliance, Dandelion Africa, and Village HopeCore International—believe community leadership can unlock the most innovative solutions for improving health. Together, we will scale community-led health to save the lives of mothers and babies across three high-burden counties in Kenya, reaching 2.2 million people.
The community-led health model has four components: community health committees provide accountability and new ideas for solving problems; professionalized community health workers deliver services and build trust in the health system; health facilities are trained and equipped to offer high-quality, dignified care; and data enable evidence-based decision-making. This model will result in increased skilled delivery, antenatal and postnatal care, immunization coverage, and treatment of childhood illnesses–ultimately reducing maternal and infant mortality.
Lwala Community Alliancewebsite: https://lwala.org/
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