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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At Jacaranda, we believe that employees are the lifeblood of our organization. This year we expanded our team to 90, building out our frontline staff capacity and bringing on industry experts to elevate our maternal health innovations. It takes tremendous cross-departmental collaboration for us to operate our health facilities efficiently and effectively, and every single Read more »
Can a community health worker administered postnatal checklist increase health-seeking behaviors and knowledge?
Last month, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Jacaranda Health published a study evaluating the effects of low-cost postnatal care delivered by community health workers. This randomized trial evaluates a pilot program in which community health workers (CHWs) visit or call new mothers three days after delivery in peri-urban Kiambu County, Kenya. Since Read more »
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 »
There are few people in this world who dedicate their lives to serving others. Most of us bounce around from job to job, exploring new industries, discovering which professions we like and dislike. But not our Chief Medical Officer, Faith Muigai. She knew from a young age that she was committed to one cause: empowering women and families Read more »