Journal article

Adapting the 2015 Mother-Baby Friendly Birth Facility Guidelines for Semi-nomadic Pastoralist Communities in Laikipia and Samburu Counties of Kenya

Alison Morgan, Florence Nderitu, Michelle Kermode

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL | SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Purpose To adapt the 2015 International Federation of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO), International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), White Ribbon Alliance (WRA), International Pediatric Association (IPA), and WHO auspiced Guidelines on Mother-Baby Friendly Facilities to a particular sub-population; seminomadic pastoralist communities of Laikipia and Samburu Counties, Kenya. We anticipate an increased utilization of childbirth services by improving their acceptability. Description We drafted a Pastoralist Friendly Birthing Facility Checklist based on the FIGO/ICM/WRA/IPA/WHO guidelines and previous research in this context. We employed mixed methods to finalise the adaptation: a works..

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