CHAK engages in integrated reproductive health, family planning and neonatal health services through it’s network of member health facilities. Maternal, child and neonatal health are key priorities in our health programs as we seek to contribute towards attaining MDGs 4&5 in Kenya.
CHAK in collaboration with the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) of Georgetown University and CCIH of USA and with funding from the World Bank have implemented a project on mobilizing FBOs to expand access to and choice in Family Planning. The project purpose was ;
- Strengthening the family planning capacity of facility based providers and community health workers within the CHAK network
Increased commitment of Religious and Community leaders to mobilize community demand for family planning and strengthen linkages with Government national family planning program
The best practices and lessons learnt were to be disseminated for potential scale-up
Health workers drawn from CHAK Health facilities in Eastern, Central and Nairobi were trained on a variety of contraceptive technology updates. The method mix also included Cycle Beads to support the Standard Day Method. CHAK received and distributed a donation 10,000 Cycle Beads from IRH. More will be provided to continue serving the demand as we Government plans to include them in the national list of Family Planning commodities. Dissemination of lessons learnt was done through the CHAK Annual Health Conference. CHAK is working on resource mobilization to scale-up the program to other areas of the country.