Community Reproductive Health Resource Desk
We are very proud to partner with Afya Mama in Kenya to promote and enhance the reproductive health of the rural woman in Siaya County and to improve pre-natal and post-natal care for children by educating and providing factual reproductive health information and knowledge to women. This will be accomplished through the creation of a resource desk at the local health centre, where women and girls from the community can access well-researched and reliable information on reproductive health and obtain appropriate medical referrals for further assistance. Currently,traditional midwives assist women through their pregnancy, during and after birth. They also perform cultural rituals and provide social support to women during childbirth. However, without modern training on how to attend to pregnant women, they are unable to recognize and respond appropriately to complications of pregnancy. For this reason, deliveries attended by traditional midwives are risky for women and their babies, leading to poor health outcomes and even death. The resource desk will provide up-to-date and accurate reproductive health information and provide a comprehensive list of medical professionals and contacts in case of emergencies.