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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 »


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 »


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 »


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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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 »


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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A New Partnership: Jacaranda Health and GirlsGlobe

Jacaranda Health has joined forces with GirlsGlobe, a network of bloggers, advocates and organizations from around the world that shares information, raises awareness and advocates online and offline to: raise awareness and educate others about global issues concerning the rights and health of women and girls advocate for change at international and national levels in regards Read more »


Karibu! Welcome to Jacaranda Health’s Newest Health Providers

We’re thrilled to welcome two new members into the Jacaranda Health family. Dr. Evelyn Ndinda Muthoka and Albert Okong’o Onderi will join our team at our new maternity hospital in Kahawa West, in Nairobi, providing the high-quality, patient-centered care for which Jacaranda is known. As well, the addition of these two extraordinary care providers means Read more »


A New Way to Pay: National Hospital Insurance Fund

On Tuesday, December 9, Jacaranda welcomed our first NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) clients at our Ruiru clinic. National Hospital Insurance Fund members are enrolled by making prepayments to the fund and the fund will then take care of their hospital bill. According to the Center for Health Market Innovation (CHMI): The National Hospital Insurance Fund Read more »

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The Birth of a New Maternity Center

On September 1, 2014 Jacaranda Health welcomed the newest addition to our family into the fold: our Kahawa West Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. We couldn’t be more excited and we hope you are too! This means we can continue to serve our mission to make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns in East Read more »