The dissemination of save a mother initiative project achievements forum held in Nairobi 23rd March 2021 . The forum was hosted by Abrassa mentorship & empowerment network-Kenya and the Philips foundation. The session dubbed, Improving Access to Primary Health Care in Hard-to-Reach Populations: Experiences and Learnings from the Save A Mother Initiative project, will address the critical lessons on the utilization of innovative community-driven approaches to improvement of maternal and child health outcome, engagement of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) use of community-based information systems, as well as the importance of collaboration and partnerships towards sustainable social entrepreneurial models.
The Philips Foundation has supported more than 250 projects across the world to date, with the objective of reducing healthcare inequality by providing access to quality healthcare for disadvantaged communities. During this session, we will have an opportunity to learn from the global experience of the Foundation and their contribution towards PHC.
Some recommendations taken away on that day include investing and strengthening health system inputs through; boosting the number of skilled health workers especially with a specific focus to level 1.Mr Eddine Sarroukh reiterated by saying investing a dollar in primary health care has return of investment ten fold hence need for investment in level 1 service to improve overall household economy.