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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.

 

KMET PARTNERS WITH MINISTRY OF HEALTH IN TRAINNING KISUMU, MIGORI AND SIAYA COUNTIES SERVICE PROVIDERS ON IMPLANON NXT INSERTION

KMET Closing the Gap in partnership with the Ministry of Health trained close to one hundred health care providers from KMET supported facilities with the right skills on insertion of Implanon NXT.
The two partners conducted three days workshop in each of the three counties beginning with Migori, Kisumu and closing it all with Siaya County.
With the introduction of the new hormonal contraceptive (NXT) in market, there a rose the  need for not only training but also updating the health care providers performing insertions and removals of Implanon on the revised changes in the World Health Organization Medical Eligibility Criteria for contraceptive implants.
The service providers were taken through the procedure of Implanon NXT insertion during the practical session in the nearby facilities .NXT should be inserted just under the skin at the inner side of the upper arm, immediately after insertion, the presence of the implant should be verified by palpation. In case the implant cannot be palpated then the service provider should know that something might have gone wrong during insertion procedure. 
The Implanon NXT package contains a user card intended to remind the client of removal date, it records the batch number of the implant. All service providers are requested to record the date of insertion, the arm of insertion and the intended day of removal on the user card, the same data should be recorded on the facility record book to help secure commodity so that at any given time a client should not go unattended to due to lack of implant in the facility.