Kenya

Together with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), we are conducting implementation research, lead by Dr. Phelgona Otieno, at 17 health facilities in Migori County. Our work began by assessing facilities for project readiness and strengthening use of existing facility-based data collection, tools, and practices. We are now implementing an interventions package that includes a customized version of the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist, simulation and team training for providers through PRONTO International (preparing clinicians to better identify and manage preterm births), and training for health facility staff in quality improvement cycles. We feel confident that this package of interventions will improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns and ultimately save lives.