KEMRI logoIn Kenya, PTBi-EA is improving facility care during the intrapartum period. The project is lead by Dr. Phelgona Otieno at 17 health facilities in Migori County. We began in 2016 by assessing facilities for project readiness and strengthening use of existing facility-based data collection, tools, and practices. We are currently testing a package that includes a customized version of the WHO’s Safe Childbirth Checklist, simulation and team training for providers through PRONTO International (preparing clinicians to better identify and manage preterm births), and training for health facility staff in quality improvement cycles. These interventions improve the quality of care for mothers and newborns, ultimately saving lives. 

Kenya Team

Members of the Kenya and UCSF teams at the September 2017 Retreat in Migori, Kenya.