Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health

  • Birth Wise
  • Newborn health
    • Collaborative Newborn Support Project
    • Call Center
    • Community Mobilization
  • Implementation Research
    • Possible Serious Bacterial Infections in young infants 0-59 days
    • Implementation Research on Quality Improvement Teams
  • Support for people living with Disability
    • Project Austin

Aim 

  • To improve skilled delivery
  • To reduce maternal deaths

Priorities:

  • Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent health programs
  • Humanitarian response
  • Support to persons living with disability (PLWD)

A Community Midwifery Approach 

A network of Private Community Midwives in Kenya provide safe delivery services within the communities where they live. Birth Wise Network is an affiliate member of the National Midwives Association of Kenya. Midwives offer maternal health services including Antenatal Care, Safe Vaginal Delivery, Postnatal Care, Cervical Cancer Screening, STI treatment, Family Planning, Growth Monitoring and Immunization among other services at an affordable fee. Clients pay for services in cash and in kind. 

Activities

Set standards for Birth Wise Network members. Enroll new members. Provide supportive supervision to members. Training midwives in Family Planning methods, business skills, adolescent-friendly sexual and reproductive health services, safe delivery, and care of the newborn.

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