To help women plan and space their pregnancies, our supported community health workers (CHWs) provide comprehensive family planning education and provide contraceptives. This started as a pilot experiment in two districts in Uganda but has been so successful we’ve expanding it across all our operations in Uganda and in several areas in Kenya. Women are provided with the opportunity to access a broad range of contraceptives including condoms, birth control pills and the 3-month injectable Sayana Press, and can also be referred for longer-term and permanent methods.
Through regular home visits from CHWs, pregnant women receive early pregnancy diagnoses, education on maternal health and nutrition, and the opportunity to register (through our app) to receive automated text messages with advice timed to their delivery date. CHWs use a module within the mobile app tailored to pregnancy to flag risk factors and danger signs, and to refer high-risk pregnancies to a proper facility. We work to ensure that all pregnant women attend all antenatal care clinic visits and give birth in a health facility.
August 12, 2022
CHW Sarah examines Evaline’s pregnancy during a routine antenatal care visit at her home. She has linked her to a health facility near her village…
August 26, 2021
“When I started volunteering as a community health worker, I saw that women – including teens and underage girls – needed better support to reverse…
Miram provides health education during an economic support meeting for mothers, also attended by men from the community. Miriam has been supporting almost a dozen…