Family Planning

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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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4 Maternal Health Successes in 2014 (and Happy New Year!)

It’s difficult to choose just four highlights of 2014 for maternal health in Africa. When Jacaranda started in 2011, we had a mission: to build a new model for maternal and newborn health in East Africa and make pregnancy and childbirth safer for women and newborns. This model brings high-quality, patient-centered care at a low-cost, 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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Catherine’s Story: Childbirth at Jacaranda Maternity

This post was written jointly by Faith Muigai, Jacaranda Health’s Director of Clinical Operations and John Karoki, Clinic Manager for Jacaranda Health’s Kahawa West maternity hospital Catherine is a housewife who lives in Kitengela, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi, in Kajiado County, around 60-80 km from Jacaranda’s Kahawa West maternity hospital. Kahawa West Read more »

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From Hospital to Home: How a Checklist Can Help Improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns

This post originally appeared on the blog of Grand Challenges Canada by Nick Pearson and Allison Ettenger   “Since you came home from Jacaranda Maternity, have you had fever or chills?” asks Sharon, a Jacaranda Community Health Worker (CHW). Ruth (*) came to Jacaranda Health three days ago to deliver her healthy baby girl. When it Read more »