Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health
APH KENYA is a leader in developing and implementing effective new strategies that save women’s and children’s lives. Our key approaches include:
- Improving the performance of health workers as they care for women and newborns, including by:
- Integrating services
- Strengthening basic and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care
- Building health workers’ skills in key interventions, such as active management of the third stage of labor
- Improving referral systems
- Building partnerships between health workers and communities to improve quality of care.
- Using mobile phones, eLearning, and other technologies to improve maternal, newborn, and child health care.
- Training health workers to recognize obstructed labor and prevent obstetric fistula.
- Training health workers to recognize neonatal signs of distress and refer clients as necessary for immediate care and treatment.
- Integrating prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission into all aspects of maternal, newborn, and child health care.
- Training health workers in the treatment of major causes of illness and death of children under five, including malaria, acute respiratory infections, diarrheal disease, and malnutrition
- Advocating for and helping countries develop policies that enable frontline health workers to offer promotive, preventive, curative, and palliative primary health care.