Project profile — Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement

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Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement - Overview
College of the Rockies (CA-CRA_ACR-3107273989)
2012-09-13 - 2017-12-31
Country / region • Kenya (100.00%)
Sector • Health, General
Health policy and administrative management (12110) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Personnel development for population and reproductive health (13081) (80.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to reduce maternal mortality rates by increasing access to quality health care during pregnancy and delivery in the Nyeri region in Central Province and the Migori region in Nyanza Province in Kenya. This will be accomplished in partnership with the Kimathi University College of Technology (KUCT) working with the Ministry of Medical Services. Medical employees are trained in updated obstetric techniques and requisite equipment installed. Community Health Units are being established at all dispensaries to spread key health messages throughout the two regions. This project is known by its acronym 'MAISHA', which means 'life' in Swahili.

Expected results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Increased quality of gender-sensitive health care available to maternal and infant patients in rural Nyeri and Migori regions; Increased equitable use of quality health care infrastructure by maternal and infant patients in rural Nyeri and Migori

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2017) include: (1) 100% of all targeted MAISHA’s facilities met the Ministry of Health guidelines for provision of Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn care in the Migori county and 75% in the Nyeri county; (2) 92% of surveyed community members expressed satisfaction with maternal newborn and child health services received at the health facilities in the targeted counties; (3) 90% of live births were attended by skilled health personnel; (4) 100% of the health facilities implemented policies and procedures referring to family-centered or baby-friendly care guidelines; and (5) 76% of facility health workers reported being very comfortable in each of the 11 key intrapartum situations (identify labour, dilation, fetal well-being, partogram, abnormal fetal heart rate, abnormal progress, NSVD, active 3rd stage, newborn resuscitation, PPH, BP emergency).



Original budget $237,238
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-03-2018 Disbursement $11,110
05-09-2017 Disbursement $63,781
01-09-2017 Disbursement $5,071
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Partner website — College of the Rockies
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Partnerships for Devlpmnt Innovation
Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
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