PHC Initiative Africa
Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH)
The Maternal Neonatal and Child Health (MNCH) Services activity supports the introduction, scale up, and further development of innovative and evidence-based MNCH interventions while incorporating birth spacing and family planning services into public and private sector facilities. We support communities with inadequate health workers through training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) so to attain to expectant mothers. We train them on simple techniques like the use of misoprostol in preventing post partum haemorrhage which continues to lead in maternal death.
Moreso, we leverage the diverse nature of foods among the locals for their own health. These women are educated on the best forms of nutrition using the locally sourced foods, often at low cost to the rural dwellers. It is all about knowing what and what food to combine, eat and how to combine and get the best of it. Similarly, for the infants, breastfeeding remains the most reliable and the most effective form of dieting for their infants with exclusive breastfeeding within the first six months of live.