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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 »

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What Would You Do? Emergency Simulation Drills Led by Nurse Champions

Leena is a 20-year-old pregnant woman. When she arrived at Tigoni Health Center two hours ago she explained that she thinks she is “almost nine months pregnant” and she has presented to Tigoni to deliver her baby. Before long, she’s lying on the delivery table with the urge to push. Her HIV status is unknown. Read more »

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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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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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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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Women in East Africa’s Cities Need a New Model of Maternity Care

This article originally appeared on the Skoll World Forum web site as part of their series “Advancing Health in an Increasingly Urban World.” In Kenya maternal mortality remains distressingly high. It is also a country, like many other developing countries, which has experienced rapid urbanization. In Nairobi, more than two million people live in sprawling, Read more »

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Why Respectful Maternity Care Should Be the Right of All Women

Loise* first met midwife Kathy at a Jacaranda Health mobile antenatal outreach clinic in 2012. This was her second pregnancy, and she was surprised to find a maternity provider who would bring services into her area, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, rather than expecting her to go to them. Kathy saw patients in the 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 »