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Key Interventions

Ps Kenya Child survival program addresses the downward trend through ;

  • The “Zuia Kuhara Okoa Maisha” campaign (Prevention and treatment of diarrhea)

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The aim of the campaign is to support the Ministry of Health in increasing awareness of ORS and Zinc as the first line treatment for diarrhea.  The “Zuia Kuhara Okoa Maisha”   which is swahilli for “Stop diarrhea, Save lives” campaign promotes diarrhea prevention through correct handwashing at critical times, proper sanitation, exclusive breastfeeding and household water treatment and safe storage.  The campaign also promotes treatment of diarrhea using ORS and Zinc.

Current implementation is in Western, Nyanza and Coast Counties which have high diarrhea prevalence.  The “Zuia Kuhara Okoa Maisha” campaign has been largely a mass media campaign supported by community activities. 

 In addition to BCC, the campaign has been supported by a team of medical detailers providing provider behavior change to the pharmacies and chemists in the all the regions.  Treatment using ORS and Zinc is also being carried out in the 309 Tunza facilities country wide.

This activity us supported by USAID.

  • Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests project

malariaThe Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests project is pilot project targeting Kwale, Mombasa and Kilifi.

The objective of this project is to improve fever management through increased access and use of RDTs by the private sector for correct fever management as not all fevers are equal to malaria.

In the course of this project PS Kenya:

  1. Has trained over 300 providers on proper management of fever (testing with RDTs and treating fever for the correct ailment).
  2. Distributed 300,000 RDTs and 30,000 ACTs to providers to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment with ACTs.
  3. Supported a two pronged communications campaign targeting both providers and consumers on uptake and use of RDTs in private sector. The communication objectives are 
    • Increase the number of providers who stock RDTs in their pharmacies.
    • Increase the number of providers  who manage fever as per the  recommended algorithm
    • Increase the number of caregivers who know that quality assured RDTs are available in the private sector.
    • Increase the number of caregivers who ask for a rapid diagnostic test before fever treatment
 

 

The campaign is implemented in Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi through regional radio stations, outdoor advertising and community activities. This activity us supported by DFID and UNITAID.

  • Immunization

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In partnership with the Unit of vaccines and immunization services (UVIS) under Ministry of Health, PS Kenya has developed an evidence based immunization campaign aimed at increasing uptake of immunization services .

 

The immunization campaign dubbed ‘ Kutomaliza Chanjo Ni Kukatiza Ndoto’ is based on the concept of aspirations and dreams caregivers have for their children and using this as an emotional hook for increasing immunization uptake. The campaign  is targeting 10 counties, that is, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Baringo, Migori, Nairobi, Garissa, Mandera, Wajir and  W/ Pokot which, according to data routine immunization data were found to have the lowest uptake of immunization services among their children under the age of 2 years.

 

The campaign is currently reaching caregivers through radio, out of Home advertising and community activities in Kipkelion East Sub County of Kericho County where 200Trained Community Health Volunteers are visiting 10,000 households and increasing immunization uptake in 12 health facilities in the community.This intervention is supported by USAID.

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