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Announcing Jacaranda Health’s 2016 Impact Report

I am delighted to announce the launch of Jacaranda Health’s second annual impact report. The last year has been a tremendous period of growth and achievement, as we have focused on evaluating our existing projects and scaling what truly works best to improve health outcomes for newborns and mothers in East Africa. In our journey over Read more »

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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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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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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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Giving Thanks On #GivingTuesday

As we enter the giving season, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of our generous partners and donors who are helping us transform the maternal health landscape in Kenya. Through the support of foundations, academic institutions, and individual donors, we’ve been able to provide a safe and healthy childbirth experience for more 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 »

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Implementing a Clinical Quality Dashboard in Low-Resource Maternal and Child Health Hospital

In this article, we discuss the importance of measurement and evaluation in a healthcare setting, our process creating a clinical quality dashboard in a low-resource maternity hospital, and lessons learned during the creation, implementation, and evaluation of the dashboard. “Using Data to Drive Practice” This is our mantra at Jacaranda Health. And with the results Read more »

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Behind the Scenes: Meet Jacaranda’s Ambulance Driver

At Jacaranda, we believe that employees are the lifeblood of our organization. This year we expanded our team to 90, building out our frontline staff capacity and bringing on industry experts to elevate our maternal health innovations. It takes tremendous cross-departmental collaboration for us to operate our health facilities efficiently and effectively, and every single 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 »