The overall goal of the project was to improve maternal, newborn and child health status through community-based interventions in the 4 sub-counties with a specific focus on 20 priority villages in Marsabit County.
The systemic transformation intervention consisted of three interlinked packages:
Community sensitization and behavior change communition: Building awareness and demand for quality services and uptake of maternal, neonatal and child health services. Implementation of high-impact maternal and health intervention. It also included engagement with religious, elders and community leaders in addressing culture change and traditional habits.
Community Health Worker empowerment by capacity building and equipment: Provision of community outreach backpack with diagnostic tools, training and mentoring, supply of commodities and counseling material, monitoring and supportive supervision. The project also increased the reach of CHWs through motorbike based outreach.
Health System Strengthening: Setting up a Community based Health Information Management System (HIMS) as basis to engage involved health teams and stakeholders. Active involvement of county health management team to ensure effective planning, monitoring and evaluation of health interventions.