To scale up high impact interventions and increase the utilization of family planning (FP), reproductive health (RH) and HIV services in Kenya.
USAID signed a three-year $9m cooperative agreement with Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, in March 2009 to provide support for a program to increase Access to Clinical and Community Maternal, Neonatal and Women’s Health services. The program is known as “ACCESS-Uzima” to reflect the concept of wellness and wholeness. The project ends in March 2012.
ACCESS Uzima will collaborate with the relevant divisions within the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation (MOPHS) and the Ministry of Medical Services (MOMS), the AIDS, Population and Health Integrated Assistance (APHIA) programs and other stakeholders to improve maternal, newborn, reproductive health and HIV outcomes. The four program results are:
- Best practices and lessons learnt shared and applied among the APHIA II partners, ensuring improved FP/RH programming;
- Strengthened capacity of the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in FP/RH;
- Improved quality of maternal and newborn health (MNH) services in Nyanza Province; and
- Capacity of the National AIDS and STI Control Program (NASCOP) and DRH strengthened in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), HIV testing and counseling (HTC) and anti-retroviral therapy (ART).
- Development and maintenance of website for collation and dissemination of best practices and success stories in RH/FP and HIV/AIDS.
- Development and field testing of the following National standards: Family planning, Infection prevention, PMTCT, HTC, and RH training.
- Development / review/ dissemination of the following national guidelines: PMTCT, HTC, MNH, IYCF, MIP, IS/ MWM and PwP
- Capacity building of national and regional teams in: MIP, Injection safety and medical waste management, IMAI, RH /HIV integration, PwP, mentorship, IP, ENC and , FP/ CTU
- Facilitated national support supervision activities by NACSOP, DRH and DOMC
- Development and dissemination of IEC materials for MIP, WASH, MNH and PwP
- Supported setting up of Model sites for ART provision in MCH clinics, and HTC.
- Supported AOP7 process at national and regional levels
- Supported advocacy activities in RH/FP, MIP, HIV/ AIDs and Cervical cancer
Dr Nancy Kidula
Ag. Project Director and RH Advisor, ACCESS Uzima
Tel: +254 20 375 1882/4
Dr Isaac M. Malonza
Country Director, Jhpiego/Kenya
Tel: +254 20 375 1882/4
Tel: +254 20 862 2234
UPDATED: April 2011