Necessity Is the Mother of Invention in Kilifi County, Kenya

Every year, 14 million women experience postpartum hemorrhage, with one dying every six minutes, says the World Health Organization. For three years, Jhpiego staff participated in an international study that evaluated a new approach, called E-MOTIVE, to identify when a woman is losing too much blood following delivery and take action. The approach uses a

CODE BLUE: Emergency Lifesaving Care Teams in Kenya Respond

Emergency care can save lives, but in resource-limited settings, care is often compromised by a lack of training. It is estimated that effective emergency care could prevent more than 50% of deaths and one-third of disability in low- and middle-income countries. That’s why the Jhpiego-led Reaching Impact, Saturation, and Epidemic Control (RISE) project has trained

A New Beginning 

As a youngster in Kenya, Mary Wambua was different. Children stayed away from her.   “When my friends were going to school and playing together—I was on my own. They said I smelled and didn’t want to get close to me,” says Mary Wambua, 48.   Mary had a fistula—an abnormal passage between the bladder and vagina