Beyond the Clinical: Integrating Soft Skills at the Jacaranda Clinic

Customer Service Discussion

When we think of clinical skill building, the first things that come to mind are probably medical training, hands-on simulation, or research. Rarely does it occur to us that some of the most important skills for a provider go far beyond the clinical. At Jacaranda, we believe that safe and respectful maternity care is about …

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Celebrating Mothers

Kate

Today is Mother’s Day. In honor of this special day, this week Save the Children released their 14th annual State of the World’s Mother report, which rates the best and worst places to give birth. Kenya came in 156th out of the 176 countries. If you’re reading this, chances are you know what this report …

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Where Respectful Maternity Care Begins

Jacaranda Team

As featured on Maternal Health Task Force blog on April 8, 2013. At Jacaranda Health, we are working to build a model of maternity care that is more respectful and mother-centered. In a health system where respect is not the norm, its contribution to quality of care cannot be understated. Respectful care for us has two …

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Jacaranda Health and partner Population Council featured on BBC

We were excited to see Jacaranda’s maternity in Ruiru on the BBC. In a story entitled “Can a phone replace the doctor in Kenya?”, BBC Click featured Baby Monitor, a project run by Population Council and carried out in partnership with Jacaranda’s nurses and maternity. Baby Monitor is a mHealth innovation seeking to connect pregnant women …

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First Baby Delivered!

Owinga in the postnatal ward

On its first official day of being open for deliveries our maternity clinic delivered its first baby!  A beautiful baby girl was born on Sunday afternoon to a woman who started ANC with us in our Mwiki mobile clinic.  Two of our nurses, our clinical director, and several clinical and support staff were present and …

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