Using Leadership Skills to Increase Facility Deliveries: The Case of Gotani Health Center
Facility-based delivery is considered critical in ensuring provision of timely emergency obstetric and newborn care when life-threatening complications arise. Yet, in Kaloleni District, many mothers choose to deliver at home with the help of traditional birth attendants (TBAs), compromising the health of both the mother and baby.
Simple interventions to improve newborn survival rates in Africa
ONE THIRD of all neonatal deaths occur in Africa, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report. Approximately three quarters of these occur during the first week, and almost half within the first 24 hours. The first 28 days of life, called the neonatal period, [ ... ]
Bridging practice and theory: Introduction of SkillsLab in KMTC “Imagine you have brought a pregnant lady to casualty, you found her along the road on your way to work and from the look of it, she is in a lot of pain. You are desperate to have her attended to. The nurse who comes to her aid puts her on a stretcher and wheels her to the consultation [ ... ]Read more...
New pay and allowances for Kenya nurses The Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) and the Government have reached a deal that will see the basic pay for the medics go up by between 25 and 40 per cent. This means that in the new pay structure, the lowest earning nurse in Job group G will have their basic salary increased from the current Sh16,692 to [ ... ]Read more...