EHS-COVID (253) Maternal and child health in Kenya

4 April, 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from Kakamega County Kenya.

I am zonal Ieader Kakamega MNCH Alliance. I work at Shinyalu Model health facility it is a level 3 health facility. Mothers are attending ANC and taking children for immunization physical distancing, hand washing and wearing mask are key in the facility they have limit for attendance to avoid over crowding. Covid 19 vaccine is going on in the health facility but limited to health workers, teachers and security personnel. OparanyaCare no enrolment going on CHVs are doing good work tracing expectant mothers to go for ANC.

I am trying at least every twice in a week conducting community dialogue mass communication covid 19 and nutrition giving folic supplements, encouraging mothers to plant and eat spinach.

Best regards,

Kristine.

HIFA profile: Kristine Yakhama is a Coordinator at Good Health Community Programmes in Kenya. Professional interests: Maternal Neonatal Child Health. Email address: kristineyakhama AT gmail.com