Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is an international faith-based NGO that works in partnership globally to deliver sustainable and quality health solutions to women, children and their communities. Working with partners and other stakeholders, the CMMB Kenya program team is implementing a Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS) program in Kenya, through the program CMMB builds strategic partnerships with communities and key stakeholders to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children and their communities.
The CMMB Kenya program team, Medic and Kitui County government have partnered to design and deploy the CMMB MHealth mobile app, the app is powered by the Community Health Toolkit and it supports the community health workers (CHWs) and supervisors to provide basic curative community health care services and refer household members to link facilities to enable household members to receive comprehensive quality health care services provided at the facility level. Data captured in the app also helps to inform various link health facilities about the additional care that is supposed to be provided to community members. To date, 388 CHWs have been trained and equipped with CMMB MHealth app and the CHWs currently serve a population of about 192,000 people in Kitui South sub county. 41 Lead CHWs and Public Health Officers have also been trained and are using the supervisor app to supervise CHWs.
Here is the recording of the CMMB community story presentation.
Thank you @jones_obure, Jesse (JKihuha@cmmb.org), Gift (GOdieny@cmmb.org) and Zipporah (ZMbuthia@cmmb.org) for the great presentation on how the CMMB MHealth app is currently being used to support CHWs provide antenatal care in a community setting and sharing the CMMB Kenya program journey in strengthening health systems at the community and facility levels.