KMET introduces two programs in Kisumu County

KMET together with other members of the western srhr alliance held a briefing meeting with County Health Management Team, Kisumu County at Kisumu County Hospital Hall. The meeting which was attended by both Sub County and county health team had a purpose of introducing a new program dubbed GUSO to the CHMT.
GUSO is a program targeting the young people on sexual reproductive and health rights and information. The meeting elaborated to the CMHT, the role and area of coverage of each member of the consortium in the program.
Speaking on behalf of the county team and the CMHT, Dr. Rosemary Obara RH coordinator gave a go head for implementation of Guso. She further stated that the program has come at the right time for the adolescent and young people of Kisumu County.
In addition, KMET in partnership with Pharm Access introduced a health financing program called M-tiba at the same event. M-tiba is a wallet for saving for health care service payment that target vulnerable, underserved and low income communities in Kenya. KMET would roll out the program in four counties.guso ksm 01

KMET PARTICIPATES IN A FREE MEDICAL CAMP AT DOMINION CHAPEL

We were delighted to have been part of the medical outreach at Dominion Chapel Kisumu. Women Pray International (WPMI) in collaboration with KMET, FACES, LVCT and the Kisumu County Ministry of Health were the organizers of the medical camp. The services offered focuses on both adult and Children. The partners took different roles in ensuring that all was successful. Some of the services offered were cervical cancer screening, HTS, family planning and general health education.
Massive number of patients turned out for the services taking into consideration  the doctor’s strike hindering majority of people from accessing quality health care hence the event was timely enough. Some of the clients who were not able be examine were referred to KMET gynecology clinic for further investigation.
We were also able to use the platform to create M-tiba awareness a new mobile phone service that allows one to save money specifically for healthcare purpose. The M-tiba and the KMET burners created a wide visibility.
The data from the event indicates only a few vulnerable women turned out for Cancer screening as majority went for other services, these still calls for awareness creation. We have an opportunity to examine cancer control strategies to identify winning formulas that will accelerate progress, we all have to ensure fewer people develop cancer and more people are successfully treated.

 

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.

For more information on the GUSO project Click Here

For more information on the Uzaaji Salama project Click Here

 

 

 

KMET trains research assistants ahead of a SRHR research in Siaya County

Do young people understand the Kenya constitution on provision of Sexual Reproductive Health services (SRHR)?
KMET in partnership with Kenya SRHR Alliance is training Research Assistants for an operational research on awareness of the constitutional provision for safe and post abortion care services among young people between the ages of 15years to 24 years in Siaya County.

The research assistants were selected from youth peer providers who offer information on sexual reproductive health services in various youth friendly centers in the region.The three day workshop is meant to equip the trainees with skills to conduct research about young people’s sexual and reproductive health and right issues and covers topics such as research methodology, interview techniques, conducting focus group discussions, research ethics and data analysis.

By the end of the training the research assistants are expected to demonstrate aptitude in data collection, data analysis and develop ownership of the research project. The five day research will be rolled out from 23 November 2016.