KMET spreads wings to Baringo and Nakuru Counties

KMET has expanded its reproductive health programs to two new counties; Baringo and Nakuru in a three year partnership with FHI 360

The project christened Afya Uzazi, seeks to enhance access and utilization of quality reproductive and maternal health services with a focus on short term and long term contraceptives including permanent methods like tubal ligation and vasectomy.

 Working with 28 public health facilities in six sub counties, Afya Uzazi uses an outreach approach where community health  volunteers actively mobilize and book clients for reproductive health services to be offered on specific health days but also refer cients to selected public health facilities on other days for continuity of services.

 In its second month now, Afya Uzazi has trained community health volunteers and male champions from Baringo North,  Mogotio, Marigat, Kuresoi North and South Sub-counties. The male champions are expected to bolster messages of the  benefits of contraceptive use among their peers in the community.
 So far 9 public health facilities have been identified and assessed for recruitment in the program.

 KMET is implementing similar projects in 15 other counties in the South West and South Rift regions of Kenya using the  Huduma Poa Social Franchise which unlike Afya Uzazi comprises of 108 private clinics. The private clinics are supported to  provide a basket of contraceptive choices, offer integrated management of childhood illnesses, HIV and TB management  services. Of the 108 clinics KMET has integrated youth friendly clinics in 10 in partnership with Planned Parenthood Global (PPG). 

KMET also runs a robust project on quality healthcare financing in Nakuru County.