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Jacaranda Health is leading the way in providing quality care in Kiambu County

Last month, Jacaranda Health achieved recognition as one of the highest quality maternity providers in East Africa as it was awarded SafeCare Level 5 certification – one of only three facilities in Africa to achieve this distinction. “We are transforming the way healthcare services are delivered at the community level, and are positively changing the stories Read more »

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Using mobile tech to influence behavior and improve maternal health

This article was written by Janet Aika Matemu and Lindsay Sanders and was originally published on Devex’s website. In the past few years, Kenyans have become more connected than ever before. Between 2000 and 2010, mobile phone penetration increased by 200 percent. Now, over 88 percent of Kenyans report owning a cellphone. This technological shift is Read more »

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Wilson Center Event: After Copenhagen, What Next for Women and Girls?

This post originally appeared on the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) blog. We are excited to announce the upcoming policy dialogue, After Copenhagen, What Next for Women and Girls? The event will take place in Washington, D.C. at The Wilson Center (and online!) on Monday, July 18, 2016. This dialogue is part of the Maternal Health Read more »

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CCC Graduates 16 From Kiambu County

This article was written by Jacquelyn Dang and originally appeared on CureCervicalCancer’s website. Today marked the end of an incredibly successful 1-week program in Kiambu County. Five days of screening culminated in an inspirational graduation ceremony during which Kiambu County’s Head of Reproductive Health, Dr. Wanyee, made a surprise appearance. A well-respected woman with great influence, she expressed her gratitude towards the CureCervicalCancer Read more »

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For the Noble Cause of Saving Women

This article was written by Yvonne Nong and originally appeared on CureCervicalCancer’s website. Past the crowded round-a-bout just off the main road of Githurai Mwohoko, the team arrives at the blue painted gate of Lang’ata Githurai Health Center. For our last two days, we will be screening/treating women in and around this town. Despite the heavy rainfall Read more »

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The CCC Team Brings “See and Treat” to Kiambu County

This article was written by Leila Hariri and originally appeared on CureCervicalCancer’s website.  Last week the CCC team successfully trained and certified 20 skilled nurses un VIA and cryotherapy in Kisii county, a rural area in the western region of Kenya. Hundreds of women were screened each day and 8 new “See and Treat” centers were Read more »

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Jacaranda’s “5 Lessons” Featured on Impatient Optimists Blog

Jacaranda’s “5 Lessons on Integrating Family Planning and Maternal Health” was featured on the Gates Foundation Impatient Optimists blog! Check it out and see the content below: 5 Lessons on Integrating Family Planning and Maternal Health Jacaranda Health is working to change the way that maternity care is provided in Africa. We are developing a Read more »

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Introducing the Jacaranda Team: Meet Kathy

Meet another member of the Jacaranda team, and one of our first employees: KATHY. THE COMMUNITY INNOVATOR. With her kind demeanor and proactive intuition, Kathy was born to be a nurse. Kathy is committed to reaching those who need care the most. “I am at Jacaranda because I want to make a difference, for this Read more »

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Jacaranda’s Tech4MH Blog: Human-Powered Technology Innovations

Jacaranda’s Grace Lesser and Allison Ettenger recently submitted a guest blog with our insights about mobile health technology to the Maternal Health Task Force “Tech4MH” series. Check it out here and below. Tech4MH: Supporting postpartum family planning with human-powered SMS innovation Jacaranda Health, a social enterprise, has been providing affordable, high-quality maternal and newborn health care Read more »

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The Jacaranda Team: Meet Maria

This month, we continue the Jacaranda staff blog series. Meet one of our esteemed Patient Care Assistants: MARIA. THE SUPPORTER. Maria joined Jacaranda as a Patient Care Assistant when the first maternity hospital opened in 2012. She was new to maternal health  when she arrived, but her two sons had inspired her to enter the Read more »