Jacaranda recognize that improving maternal health is a collective effort, and strong partnerships will be required to scale their solutions and embed them as standard of care at the national level.
Launching a National EmONC Mentorship Curriculum with Kenya’s Ministry of Health
Jacaranda Health has been supporting Kenya’s Department of Family Health (DFH) to develop and pilot its ‘National EmONC Mentorship Training Package’. This curriculum creates a standardized approach to mentorship training for all partners involved in EmONC skill building, and we are excited to have contributed to its development. Additionally, Jacaranda worked with the DFH team to train a new batch of mentors using the draft curriculum.
“The training was a great success due to the wonderful collaboration between the MOH team and Jacaranda health team. It was good to see the Ministry spearheading the process and advocating for mentorship.. we believe that this will help bridge the knowledge and skills gaps being experienced country wide among health practitioners.” Teresiah Gatitu, Nurse Mentor
Scaling County partnerships by working with Kenya’s Council of Governors (COG)
Kenya’s Council of Governors (COG) is an organization that coordinates the sharing of information, capacity building and coordination amongst the 47 County Governors and their teams. We recently met with the COG CEO, Ms. Jacqueline Mogeni and Ms. Khatra Ali the COG-Health Secretariat to discuss Jacaranda’s current partnerships with 10 counties and explore opportunities for future partnerships. The COG leadership team suggested areas of strategic alignment, including strategies for increased cost-sharing and sustainability. They also shared a letter of endorsement to support expansion of our PROMPTS and mentorship programs across counties. Watch this space for more collaborations with the dynamic COG team as we scale our programs across Kenya.
Collaborating with I-DAIR to achieve inclusive, equitable and responsible deployment of data and AI for health
Jacaranda leverages machine learning and AI to reach more mums and improve health systems in Kenya, but we recognize that we need to work with a broader coalition of global partners to consider the technological and ethical implications of these next generation tools. In light of this, we’re excited to announce a new MOU with The International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (IDAIR) to work on these issues. I-DAIR is a multi-stakeholder platform focused on global research collaborations on digital health and solving problems around the inclusive, equitable and responsible deployment of data and AI for health. Jacaranda and I-DAIR are exploring initial projects that could be scaled by other partners in the network, around the themes of Digital Innovations in Health System (DIHS), Digital Architectures & Data Interoperability (DADI), and Governance for Digital Health and AI.