The Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health (CMNH) has scored A+ for its input into a large-scale DFID-funded project in Kenya. The project, Reducing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Kenya, aims to reduce mortality through increased access to and utilisation of quality maternal and newborn health (MNH) services.
CMNH’s role within this project is to increase the availability and quality of Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmOC&NC) by training in-service healthcare providers and medical interns in EmOC&NC, training Masters Trainers, Course Directors and midwifery tutors in how to train their colleagues, and providing training to healthcare providers in quality improvement methodology and how to collect, aggregate and use data to inform practice. With support from this programme, the Centre has also played a central role in developing robust evidence on the scale of maternal deaths in Kenya, through the first ever confidential enquiry into maternal deaths (CEMD) in the country.
Dr Charles Ameh, Senior Clinical Lecturer and CMNH lead on this project:
“The high score from this independent review demonstrates the effectiveness of the interventions we have implemented and evaluated in Kenya. We will use our extensive experience to support the county governments to implement sustainable evidence-based solutions to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies over the next 4 years.”