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Samburu County counts 78 health facilities, out of which 59 are dispensaries and health centre. However, most facilities are hard to reach and are ill-equipped in terms of equipment and other medical supplies. In order to increase the use of quality MNH services in Samburu County.
|Outcome1||75% increase in utilization of maternity services (pregnant women using ANC services)|
|Outcome2||Increased numbers of skilled deliveries from 32% to 44%|
|Outcome3||40% reduction in maternal and neonatal mortality rates|
|Outcome4||Evidence-based best practices of community based health interventions documented to support government (county and national) planning and policy.|
To encourage community members to use the health facilities it is proposed to set up community units to conduct community education.
It is proposed to deliver M-Tiba transport vouchers for pregnant mothers to access health facilities. The project will also investigate with the county the possibility of introducing M-tiba vouchers for maternity services at health facilities.
Samburu has a serious shortage of doctors and nurses. As a result, nurses and midwifes must often do more than they have been trained for. It is therefore proposed to continuously improve the skills of health workers in the whole county through eLearning and mLearning programs even for staff in remote areas.
It is proposed to develop and implement SafeCare quality improvement plans for all Samburu County health facilities. The sub-county key personnel and health workers will be trained as SafeCare facilitators and surveyors to run the SafeCare quality program at the sub-county level.
The program will strengthen the referral support system of the Samburu County by equipping the County health management team with an ambulance command center.