Siaya County Health Management Team endorse two new projects to be implemented by KMET

Siaya County: Monday 28th 2016.

The Siaya Siaya County Health Management Team has endorsed two new projects that will be launched in the County in December 2016 by KMET and partners.

Speaking during a breakfast meeting today, the County Chief Officer of Health, Dorothy Owino commended KMET’s efforts to bridge the gap between demand for health services in the community and provision of the services at the facility level.

According to Ms. Owino the projects are timely as the County needs to strengthen its community health strategy to ensure more people are able to access health services as a human right.
“We welcome KMET but would recommend a strong coordination mechanism for the projects to ensure we can measure impact,” she added.

 

The first project is christened Get up Speak Out (abbreviated as GUSO), is a 5-year sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) program that seeks to ensure that young people of ages 10 to 24, especially girls and young women, are empowered to realize their SRHR in societies that are positive towards young people’s sexuality.
KMET will be implementing the GUSO project as a member of the SRHR Alliance in Kenya, a coalition of civil society organizations and institutions working to promote sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people and women. KMET will work in nine health facilities to increase utilization of comprehensive SRHR information and education by young people and to accelerate utilization of quality and youth-friendly SRHR services that respond to the needs and rights of all young people.

The second project is a two-year maternal health advocacy project dubbed Uzaaji Salama, a Swahili phrase that means Safe Motherhood.

Uzaaji salama seeks to increase public participation in monitoring and ensuring accountability in provision of maternal health services; improve involvement of communities and leaders in promotion of maternal health as an issue of human rights and dignity; and to increase involvement of the citizenry in budget tracking and analysis to ensure the maternal health resources are efficiently used. The project will also work to increase access to comprehensive documentation, at facility level, on the status of maternal health service provision.

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