Maternal health boost, 9 health facilities commissioned in Kilifi County

Maternal health services in Kilifi County have received a major boost thanks to the Access Project. The project is a partnership between Aga Khan Development Network, the Canadian Government and the Kilifi County Government.  The partnership has resulted in the commissioning of 9 fully equipped mother child health facilities.

Speaking while commissioning the Vishakani dispensary, Dr Anisa Omar, CEC health Kilifi County lauded the efforts of Aga Khan Development Network and the Canadian Government in addressing infant mortality and maternal deaths in the county.

The Access Project was initiated to address infant mortality and maternal deaths in the County. In 2016, despite the decrease in maternal deaths countrywide, Kilifi County was still one of the 15 counties in the country that contributed to 98% of the total burden of maternal deaths in Kenya.

The project supports the county government in addressing access to quality care and extending health systems in the county. It has brought improvement in health systems and strengthened health outcomes especially of pregnant mother in the county.