Empowering Communities: Reflections on Health[e]Foundation’s Follow-Up Workshops in Kenya

Last week, three members of our team – Emma, Eline, and Sarah – traveled to Kenya to conduct follow-up workshops in collaboration with Nuru Kenya. These workshops were held in Migori and Homa Bay, and engaged Community Health Representatives and Promoters (CHRs and CHPs) who joined our capacity strengthening initiative back in February. Over the past two months, these dedicated CHRs and CHPs have completed a subset of the Health[e]Family course e-modules and applied this knowledge in the field with expectant/new mothers. They also facilitated the enrollment of these mothers into LUCY Care, an app currently in its pilot phase, ensuring they receive personalized health information and keep track of their scheduled antenatal/postnatal appointments.

Our team greatly enjoyed meeting with the trainees and the Nuru Kenya team, marking the halfway point of this program. Throughout the workshops, we sought feedback on the e-learning courses, the LUCY Care app, and their overall field experiences. In addition to informative presentations on their progress and future steps within and beyond the program, we incorporated fun, engaging, and educational activities. We are excited to integrate this valuable data into both the LUCY Care app and our e-learning modules.

We thank our partners at Nuru Kenya for their warm welcome and great assistance to the Health[e]Foundation team. Gratitude is also extended to Dioraphte and Stichting Virtutis Opus for their generous support. And of course, we extend our warm appreciation to the CHRs and CHPs, who are the cornerstone of this program.