Strengthening postnatal care services including postpartum family planning in Kenya
Author(s)/Editor(s): Mwangi A, Warren C, Koskei N et al.
Publication date: 1 June 2008
Number of pages: 48
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This 48-page report describes and assesses an initiative to develop and introduce a strengthened postnatal care (PNC) package into one hospital and 4 health centres in Embu district, Eastern Province, Kenya. Two United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded projects - the Population Council's FRONTIERS project and Jhpiego's ACCESS–FP project - formed a partnership to support Kenya's Department of Reproductive Health (DRH) in its efforts to document the feasibility, acceptability, and quality of care of the endeavour to increase both the recommended timing and content of postnatal services a women and her infant should receive to at least 3 assessments within the first 6 weeks after childbirth. This orientation package, which was introduced and evaluated between 2006 and 2008, also provided opportunities to deliver appropriate family planning (FP) advice and methods at several points in time.