Jacaranda’s Approach


Quality of care remains as an immense barrier that prevents safe outcomes for mothers and newborns when undergoing child delivery in Kenya. While there is a trend across all income levels toward facility-based deliveries, many public or private facilities are of low quality. They don’t have access to sufficient amounts of lifesaving drugs, the medical staff often lacks necessary skills and respect for their patients, and many patients even have to share beds. The government’s mandate for free maternity care is a great step for patients, but public maternity wards are busier than ever.

That’s why Jacaranda Health has worked hard to develop a new model for maternity care in East Africa to bring you the best quality care and to make a measurable impact on saving women’s and newborns’ lives.

Jacaranda Health is creating East Africa’s first maternal health service delivery organization offering world-class quality at affordable rates to all women. We provide comprehensive maternity care at a fifth of the cost of other private hospitals, respectful patient-centered obstetric care, safe delivery, family planning, and postnatal care.

Since opening our first maternity center in 2012, we have provided high-quality maternal health care to over 30,000 women and delivered more than 3,000 babies at our maternity hospital.

Having started from humble beginnings in Kahawa West, we intend to become the largest chain of maternity hospitals in Kenya. On top of that, we envision ourselves as an innovation laboratory, adopting and integrating the best clinical protocols, technologies, health information systems, and business approaches that help improve quality of maternity care for all Kenyan mothers.

Our innovative approach has resulted in 60% fewer maternal complications than nearby public hospitals in Kenya, 90% exclusive breastfeeding rates, and postpartum family planning rates that are 4x higher than the national average.

We are constantly learning and innovating, and as we grow we are building networks to share lessons and tools with public sector hospitals and others in the health community.