UK Aid Match 2.2 focuses on maternal health programmes in Isiolo County, Kenya, and Karonga District, Malawi. Programme activities include the funding of maternity wings in district hospitals, rural transport to bring pregnant women to local health facilities and awareness raising in remote rural communities.
UK Aid Match 4 focuses on integrated community case management of childhood illnesses - malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea - in four Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Benue State, Nigeria.
The project will increase knowledge of, access to, and uptake of quality, Integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) services and interventions. These will contribute to a reduction in child mortality and morbidity rates. The project has been named the Partnership for Improved Child Health (PICH).
Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria
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.
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.