About Claire Rothschild

Claire Rothschild is Jacaranda Health's Family Planning Program Coordinator, based in Kenya. Claire received her MCH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests focus on maternal and child health in areas of armed conflict and programs addressing socioeconomic determinants of health. Prior to HSPH, Claire worked to support Partners In Health’s microfinance and community health interventions in Eastern Rwanda. She has also conducted research on the population health impacts of war at Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy and has field experience working with health organizations Support for International Change in Tanzania and FACE AIDS in Rwanda. Claire graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

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Can a community health worker administered postnatal checklist increase health-seeking behaviors and knowledge?

Last month, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Jacaranda Health published a study evaluating the effects of low-cost postnatal care delivered by community health workers. This randomized trial evaluates a pilot program in which community health workers (CHWs) visit or call new mothers three days after delivery in peri-urban Kiambu County, Kenya. Since Read more »


Creating a “One Stop Shop” for Postpartum Contraception

This post originally appeared as part of Women Deliver’s Celebrate Solutions series. As part of an exciting family planning grant from the Packard Foundation, Jacaranda Health and maternal health advocacy organization, Women Deliver, are partnering to advocate for expanded family planning in Kenya. In June’s ‘Celebrate Solutions’ columns, Women Deliver is highlighting Jacaranda Health’s efforts to change Read more »


4 Ways Jacaranda Health is Improving Family Planning for New Mothers

Everyone said she could not become pregnant while breastfeeding. This is what Catherine*, a new mother, told a nurse midwife at Jacaranda’s Ruiru maternity hospital. When she became pregnant just 3 months after the birth of her first baby, she felt lied to. Family planning use in the first year after childbirth – known as Read more »