Recent Developments

Jacaranda's Delta e-learning platform now providing award winning accredited emergency obstetric and newborn training programmes to 130 government nurse mentors in 8 partner counties.

Launching DELTA: an e-learning platform for healthcare providers across the country

Jacaranda's mentorship team launched their e-learning platform, DELTA, this month with a learning webinar with over 130 government nurse mentors from all 8 of their partner counties. The content is based on their award-winning emergency obstetric and newborn (EmONC) training modules, which has now been approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. This is an important step for enabling a national scale-up of the platform: nurses completing their 9 learning modules on the DELTA platform can get professional development credits required to maintain their licenses.  DELTA is now available to nurses across Kenya - we have already seen rapid uptake, completion of modules and CPD certificates awarded.

Working with Kakamega County to rethink maternal and newborn health service delivery

In February Jacaranda's team led a stakeholders meeting in Kakamega County to launch an innovative project, focused on redesigning the way mothers and babies receive health services - Service Delivery Redesign (SDR). SDR takes a systematic approach, focusing on ‘right place care.’ It requires re-thinking resource allocation for maternal and newborn services, and creating a delivery hub in each of 3 sub-counties where deliveries will take place. It incorporates levels of care at different facilities, improvements to referral systems, transportation, and overall provision of quality health services for mothers and babies. This project is in collaboration with researchers from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Kakamega County government.

Q4 2020 Impact Report

Reflecting on the end of 2020, our teams did not slow down, but instead ramped up over the quarter to start the new year strong. We have focused this report on research and design, sharing how this team cuts across all of our programs with smart innovations. We shine a spotlight on a new project we have launched, and a strong nurse in Kakamega who has been championing this work.