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Representing Jacaranda at the Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society (KOGS) Conference

What happens when you put over 250 gynaecologists together in one room? Jacaranda Health had the opportunity to find out in mid-February at the 41st Annual Scientific Conference of the Kenya Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) in Mombasa, Kenya. It turns out that what you find are: calls for better conditions for public sector doctors, Read more »

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From Passion to Leader: Public Facility Nurse Champion Leah Marija

Anywhere in the world, nursing is a challenging profession. But in some resource-constrained settings, such as the sprawling peri-urban estate of Githurai just south of Jacaranda’s Kahawa West facility, the challenges are even greater. “Here, sometimes we don’t have enough gloves or we’ll run out of syntocinon (a drug used to help stop bleeding after Read more »

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What Would You Do? Emergency Simulation Drills Led by Nurse Champions

Leena is a 20-year-old pregnant woman. When she arrived at Tigoni Health Center two hours ago she explained that she thinks she is “almost nine months pregnant” and she has presented to Tigoni to deliver her baby. Before long, she’s lying on the delivery table with the urge to push. Her HIV status is unknown. Read more »