UK Aid Match 2: maternal health
Our joint programme in Kenya and Malawi focuses on saving lives in childbirth by strengthening demand for and access to health services, using powerful stories from pastoralist communities in rural communities of both countries.
Appeal funds are used to improve maternal and new-born health for vulnerable women and babies by increasing demand for, access to, and uptake of health services in Kenya and Malawi.
UK Aid Match 4: Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM)
ICCM is about testing the feasibility of removing very simple diagnosis and treatment from the health centre setting, to the community setting. This would result in faster treatment for simple issues, faster referral of complicated issues and more capacity at the health centre to deal with complicated issues.
ICCM addresses both the supply and demand side of the problem identified.
- On the supply side, the project brings services closer to communities. This will be achieved through building the capacity and changing the role of local front line health staff, addressing existing gaps in commodity and logistics management and improving the supply of essential medicines as outlined in the national implementation guideline/protocol.
- On the demand side, there will be increased health promotion, education and awareness messaging to increase acceptance and uptake of child health services from service providers - the low level health facilities and community resource persons (CORPS).
Through the Community Development Committees, community members will play oversight roles over the CORPs and demand improved health service provision in communities/wards. The improved service, as achieved through the supply side, will lead to improved client satisfaction which will also result in increased demand.