E-Newsletter Issue 5

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A newborn child is a parent’s great joy.

But too often, the parents’ delight turns to sorrow at the loss of their baby. The stories in our January 2017 newsletter issue tell how two CICF grantees are working on innovative projects to enhance newborn survival and health in Bungoma and Nairobi counties.

In Nairobi, PATH is exploring and encouraging new parents to embrace the practice in order to improve their children’s immunity and overall health while reducing infant mortality rates. For those unable to breastfeed for one reason or another, a solution has emerged; Donated Human Milk.

Donated Human Milk can be a lifesaving alternative for vulnerable newborns in Kenya. – PATH TEAM

In Bungoma, Mount Kenya University is running the Collaborative Newborn Support Project that provides Neonatal Skills Training and a Life Saving Call Centre. The training project was launched to improve neonatal service delivery and the Life Saving Call Centre keeps a keen eye on newborns up to 28 days after birth.