Clinical Innovations

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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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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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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 »

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How A Japanese Philosophy Can Improve Maternal Health Care in Kenya

What do a local food bank in Seattle and a Japanese corporate philosophy have in common with Jacaranda Health’s maternity hospitals in Nairobi? Good question. When we saw today’s article in the Seattle Times, the city’s daily newspaper, “Japanese philosophy yields good changes at food bank.” , we knew we had to read it because that Japanese philosophy, Read more »

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4 Ways Jacaranda Health is Improving Family Planning for New Mothers

Everyone said she could not become pregnant while breastfeeding. This is what Catherine*, a new mother, told a nurse midwife at Jacaranda’s Ruiru maternity hospital. When she became pregnant just 3 months after the birth of her first baby, she felt lied to. Family planning use in the first year after childbirth – known as Read more »

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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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Preventing Disrespect and Abuse by Investing in Health Providers

By Kathleen McDonald, Senior Program Manager, MHTF This post is part of our “Supporting the Human in Human Resources” blog series co-hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force and Jacaranda Health. Many women experience disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth, emerging evidence shows. In a moment of acute vulnerability, women face undignified care at the hands of a health care provider. Read more »