The Population Council APHIA II Operations Research Project collaborated with the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation to improve the quality of services offered by community-based midwives in two districts in Western Kenya, to prepare them to offer more comprehensive maternal services through antenatal, obstetric, postpartum, and newborn care. The study found that community midwives can tremendously increase clients’ access to essential maternal health services and other reproductive health services. Therefore Ministry of Health and its partners should scale up community midwives’ activities to enable more women access these services. Furthermore, information campaigns are needed to promote the range of services offered by community midwives and more focused training materials and curricula for community midwives are needed to enable them to offer a broader range of reproductive health services.
"Strengthening the delivery of comprehensive reproductive health services at the community level in Kenya," APHIA II Operations Research Project in Kenya OR Summary. Nairobi: Population Council, 2011.
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