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The Pregnant Women’s Group project is a project designed to increase health literacy, self-efficacy and peer support of 5,700 rural poor pregnant and recently delivered women living in Igembe Central sub-county in Meru, Kenya. This will result in safer pregnancies for women and early lives for their newborns, evidenced by measurable changes in their knowledge for health protection, peer support networks, agency to seek care, utilisation of maternal and newborn health services during pregnancy, delivery and in the postnatal period, and early infant feeding practices.
26,277 community members will be engaged in maternal and child health to better sensitize them to value and support the well-being of pregnant women, contributing to a more enabling gender-respectful environment. Public health services in Igembe Central will be strengthened by training and capacity-building of Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and designated community members as facilitators of 70 Pregnant Women’s Groups (PWGs).
The project will be implemented through Child.org’s implementing partner CIFORD (Community Initiatives for Rural Development). Additionally, the project will work with the Health Ministry at County and Sub-County levels to ensure effective implementation of the project. It will work with the community health strategy system for identification of pregnant women, facilitation of PWG health session and establishment of clear referral pathways to local health facilities for pregnant women.
Purpose of evaluation
The baseline data for the project was taken from the Kenya Demographic Health Information Survey of 2014. We are cognisant of the fact that some of these indicators could have changed over the years. This community baseline survey will therefore give us a more accurate indication of baseline statistics to ensure realistic targets are set for the project.
Scope of work
Duration of the evaluation
The evaluation has been scheduled to take place for a period of 5 weeks between 21st of October and 22nd of November 2019.
Required expertise and qualification
All expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
They should include: