Reproductive health department work in line with SDG 3.1 which set the target that by 2030 the global maternal mortality ratio will have reduced to less than 70 per 100,000 live births.
The RMNCH goal is to contribute to the reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality in the 7 KMET priority Counties.
This will be achieved through 4 strategic objectives: to strengthen capacity of health service providers on quality facility-based RMNCH services; to increase access to information and MNCH services among young people and Women of Reproductive Age; to promote access to RMNCH commodities and equipment in health facilities and to promote evidence based MNCH implementation through research and publication.
- Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT)
KMET In partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Harvard Medical School and Izumi Foundation, USA is running a research on an innovative way of empowering healthcare providers with skills on management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). This compliments strategies by the Ministry of health to achieve the millennium Development goal (MDG) 5; to improve Maternal Health.
Uterine Balloon Tamponade (UBT) is a medical device that can be used to treat Postpartum Hemorrhage which is unresponsive to uterotonics and other primary interventions .The main aim of this intervention is to develop an affordable technique that can be used in low resource settings to address one of the main health threats to pregnant women which is excessive bleeding during or after delivery.
UBT technique consists of a water-filled balloon inserted into the uterine cavity to apply pressure to the walls of the mothers’ uterus to stop excessive bleeding after delivery thus providing a simple, rapid and affordable, effective point of care method of managing PPH.
A complete kit consists of 2 condoms, 2 cotton strings, 1 Foley catheter, a 60ml syringe, 1 data card and 1 referral card.
Post-Partum Hemorrhage contributes to 34% of maternal deaths (287,000) making it one of the most common causes of maternal mortality in Kenya. It is therefore critical that health care workers expand their options of managing PPH. One such option is to help healthcare workers to master use of a uterine balloon tapenade in the management of Postpartum Hemorrhage.
- Closing The Gap (CTG)
Planned Parenthood Global Is collaborating with KMET, 6 other service delivery organizations and 1 advocacy organization to implement a sexual and reproductive health service delivery and advocacy project in southwest Kenya. KMET’s overall goal in the CTG project is to increase awareness of access to, and use of quality contraceptive and comprehensive abortion care services in high need communities in Kisumu, Siaya and Migori Counties. CtG also has a particular focus on strengthening the capacity of healthcare providers to offer facility –based youth –friendly services and to advocate for expansion of sexual and reproductive health rights and services. To date, KMET support 22 youth friendly centers (photos may be added)
- Get Up Speak Out
It’s a 5year advocacy program funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through SIMAVI and runs up to May 2020. KMET and 16 other partners under the umbrella of the Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) seek to strengthen sustainable alliances that address the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) of young people. It also seeks to improve socio-cultural, political and legal environment for gender-sensitive youth friendly sexual reproductive health and rights
- Uzaaji Salama
Uzaaji Salama is project whose purpose was to contribute to improved maternal health outcomes in Siaya County. The project’s overall objective was to contribute to improved maternal health by increasing public participation in monitoring and ensuring accountability in provision of maternal health services; increasing access to comprehensive documentation, at facility level, on the status of maternal health service provision; improving involvement of communities and leaders in promotion of maternal health as an issue of human rights and dignity; and increasing involvement of the citizenry in budget tracking and analysis to ensure the maternal health resources are efficiently used.
- Cure Cancer
Kisumu County Department of Health, CureCervicalCancer (CCC) and Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) are in partnership on a comprehensive cervical cancer prevention project with the goal of decreasing the overall incidence rate of cervical cancer in Kisumu County. Engaging leadership and resources from both the public and private sectors, this partnership identifies current gaps and implements new strategies in order to achieve a sustainable organized cervical cancer screening program across Kisumu County. The project kicked off back in 2017