Clinical Innovations


Patient-centered design: Maternity care designed by women, for women

Imagine waiting for six hours for antenatal visit, only to be seen by a nurse who doesn’t have time to answer questions about your pregnancy, or doesn’t bother to treat you with respect. A recent Kenyan government survey indicated that bad patient experience is one of the major reasons that women in Kenya avoid giving Read more »


Medical records and mobile phones for maternal health

As an organization dedicated to providing great care while being financially sustainable, Jacaranda Health is a strong proponent of automated health management information systems and electronic medical records (EMR), so called ‘eHealth’ systems. A good eHealth system will help us keep rigorous track of our time management, our inventory management, our money management – and, Read more »


A baseline for better maternal health

To improve the standard of maternal healthcare, we need to be able to measure the changes we aim to create. Jacaranda believes that measuring impact is critical to success. To integrate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) into their model, they have partnered with researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health to form an evaluation team. Read more »


Observations on integrated care in Nairobi

We are cross-posting a piece written by Emily Puckart from the Maternal Health Task Force after a recent visit to Jacaranda’s clinic. You can find Emily’s original post on the MHTF blog here.  Jacaranda Health is combining business and clinical innovations to create mobile health clinics with a high standard maternity care for women located in the Read more »


Launch of the first Jacaranda Maternity mobile clinic

Five weeks ago, Jacaranda Health opened our doors to the low-income mothers of Nairobi. In the peri-urban neighborhood of Kariobangi, our nurses, receptionists, marketing staff and our clinical advisor all pitched in to set up the exam rooms, lab tests and welcome tent on the grounds of Full Gospel Church, the community partner who hosted our Read more »