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A New Partnership: Jacaranda Health and GirlsGlobe

Jacaranda Health has joined forces with GirlsGlobe, a network of bloggers, advocates and organizations from around the world that shares information, raises awareness and advocates online and offline to: raise awareness and educate others about global issues concerning the rights and health of women and girls advocate for change at international and national levels in regards Read more »


How A Japanese Philosophy Can Improve Maternal Health Care in Kenya

What do a local food bank in Seattle and a Japanese corporate philosophy have in common with Jacaranda Health’s maternity hospitals in Nairobi? Good question. When we saw today’s article in the Seattle Times, the city’s daily newspaper, “Japanese philosophy yields good changes at food bank.” , we knew we had to read it because that Japanese philosophy, Read more »


Karibu! Welcome to Jacaranda Health’s Newest Health Providers

We’re thrilled to welcome two new members into the Jacaranda Health family. Dr. Evelyn Ndinda Muthoka and Albert Okong’o Onderi will join our team at our new maternity hospital in Kahawa West, in Nairobi, providing the high-quality, patient-centered care for which Jacaranda is known. As well, the addition of these two extraordinary care providers means Read more »


4 Maternal Health Successes in 2014 (and Happy New Year!)

It’s difficult to choose just four highlights of 2014 for maternal health in Africa. When Jacaranda started in 2011, we had a mission: to build a new model for maternal and newborn health in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns. This model brings high-quality, patient-centered care at a low-cost, Read more »


What Does Giving Back Mean to You?

As we head closer to Thanksgiving, in the US, we thought we’d use the opportunity to thank all of our partners and supporters — from foundations to academic institutions to individual donors — who make it possible for Jacaranda Health to impact the health and lives of thousands of women and newborns in Kenya. We could Read more »

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Moving the Needle on Maternal Health: A Twitter Chat

Did you join us for the Twitter chat yesterday, Wednesday, November 19th? We were honored to participate along with USAID, Merck for Mothers, and Pyxera Global to discuss how pro-bono partnerships can help “move the needle” on maternal health in developing countries. If you missed it, we’ll soon be posting a wrap-up so you can Read more »


#EndDisrespect as a Maternal Health Innovation

The Maternal Health Task Force blog features an excellent piece today about the importance of addressing how health care providers treat women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care visits:  Women’s health is affected by how they are treated during pregnancy, childbirth and after. South African women, for example, have described verbal abuse, including being ridiculed while pleading for Read more »

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The Birth of a New Maternity Center

On September 1, 2014 Jacaranda Health welcomed the newest addition to our family into the fold: our Kahawa West Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. We couldn’t be more excited and we hope you are too! This means we can continue to serve our mission to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns in East Read more »


What Does it Cost to Save a Life?

Written by John Emami*, former IPIHD Fellow at Jacaranda Health This is reposted from the International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery’s (IPIHD) blog. Every day 800 women die from preventable childbirth-related illnesses. Most of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa where four out of five unattended births take place. It was stats like this that got Read more »


Sneak Peek: Jacaranda’s Newest Maternity Center

On September 1, 2014, the purple gate in front of our newest maternal health center opened wide for the women and families of Kahawa West, in Nairobi, Kenya. We will officially announce the opening of the center soon so stay tuned! But if you just can’t wait, we thought we’d offer you a “sneak peek” Read more »