The name of this project, Afya Uzazi, means “healthy parenthood” in Kiswahili and describes the project’s goal to improve access to quality, client-centered and linked health care services that include family planning and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent services. The project’s work is focused in Baringo and Nakuru counties in Kenya. Key elements of the project include an emphasis on youth and gender interventions, a rights-based approach, data-driven decision-making and sustainability.
FHI 360 is implementing the project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, in collaboration with a consortium of partners that includes Management Sciences for Health, Family Health Options-Kenya and Living Goods. This project uses existing projects and resources from the consortium partners as a platform to scale up innovative, evidence-based practices to improve and expand the delivery of health services. It will also pilot and scale up integrated development approaches that expand access to services, including population, health and environment interventions. Afya Uzazi emphasizes strong coordination and collaboration among health facilities and community-based initiatives.