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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 »

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Announcing Jacaranda’s #MamasMoments Mother’s Day Photo Contest

In honor of Mother’s Day, and celebrating safe motherhood everywhere, we are excited to invite you to participate in our #MamasMoments photo contest. Join us on social media to celebrate and support mothers across the globe and you could win 10,000 KES or $100 USD. A group of generous individual and corporate sponsors, including Java House Kenya, will make a small donation Read more »

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International Women’s Day: Celebrating Jacaranda’s Female Leadership

For over 100 years, International Women’s Day (March 8th) has celebrated the economic, political, social, and cultural achievements of women across the globe. Every year, people worldwide gather online and in public spaces to advocate for women’s rights. If you’re familiar with our work at Jacaranda, you know that empowering women is a priority of Read more »

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Helping Babies Breathe Training Provides Newborn Resuscitation Skills to Jacaranda’s Nurses

Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is an international evidence-based program teaching newborn resuscitation skills in low resource settings. The concepts are essential, but basic enough that any person involved in the care of delivering mothers and their newborns can be trained to provide life-saving interventions. The WHO estimates that 900,000 babies die each year from birth Read more »

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Announcing Jacaranda’s First-Ever Annual Impact Report

2015 was a decisive year for Jacaranda. After quietly but aggressively focusing on our operations and impact the last year, we are thrilled to share our results in our first annual impact report. As you know, Jacaranda Health is not simply about providing a safe and respectful place for mothers to give birth. Our vision Read more »

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Meet Jacaranda’s Chief Medical Officer

There are few people in this world who dedicate their lives to serving others. Most of us bounce around from job to job, exploring new industries, discovering which professions we like and dislike. But not our Chief Medical Officer, Faith Muigai. She knew from a young age that she was committed to one cause: empowering women and families 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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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 »