Mother to Mother SHIONOGI Project
First Term Project : Narok South Sub-County, Narok County, the Republic of Kenya
Mother to Mother SHIONOGI project in collaboration with international NGO World Vision is committed to improve effective healthcare for mothers and children in Kenya.
- ※Retrieved from WHO, “Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013”.
Support project outline
|Location||Illaramatak, Narok South Sub-County, Narok County, the Republic of Kenya|
|Goal||Improve the health of expectant and breastfeeding mothers and children under five|
|Target population||14,612 (direct beneficiaries: 5,947; indirect beneficiaries: 8,665人)|
|Term||April 2015 to September 2020 (Five years)
October 2020 to July 2021 (Extended due to COVID-19)
Support area and its issues
Ilaramatak, Narok County, Republic of Kenya
14,612 people, which includes 2440 children under 5 years old and 3,507 reproductive-age women.
|Health indicators||Kenya||Narok County||Ilaramatak|
|Rate of prenatal care（more than 4 times）(%)||57.6||46.0||22.6|
|Rate of skilled attendant present during birth (%)||61.8||40.3||9.4|
|Birth rate in heath facility (%)||61.2||38.6||9.4|
|Wasting rate (%)||4.0||2.4||10.9|
|Underweight rate (%)||11.0||11.6||22.9|
- Lack of capacity and quality healthcare.
- Lack of structure and management of community health volunteers and hospital.
- Lack of training and skills of community health volunteers.
- Lack of understanding about the importance of health among local residents.
- Gender inequality, and others
- ※1Kenya Demographic and Health Survey 2014
- ※2Activity Report by Ilaramatak regional development program based on the data of the local health facility In collaboration with World Vision. (omit Japan, International NGO
Project activities to support maternal and child health
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Improved capacity and access to healthcare services for mothers and children
Better quality of healthcare services
Education to local community
After receiving education, more people in the community became more active and involved during the engagement of the project. In addtion, more men in the community understand the importance of institutional delivery and take their wives to the health facility to be assisted by a skilled birth attendant.
Voices from the community:
Village chief: “My wife recovers faster after giving birth in health facility compared to giving birth at home.”