From October to November I 998, a PRIME team conducted a baseline needs assessment
for a postabortion care (PAC) pilot initiative that PRIME was undertaking in
collaboration with the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) and the Nursing
Council of Kenya (NCK). The title of the pilot project is "Expanding Opportunities for
Postabortion Care at the Community Level through Private Nurse-Midwives in Kenya'."
The PRIME-assisted PAC initiative, including the activity described in this report, is
financed from PRIME core funds earmarked for technical leadership and field support
funds from REDSO/ESA.
In late I 998, private nurse-midwives registered with the NCK requested PRIME
assistance to include PAC in the range of preventive and curative maternal and child
health services they offer. These private nurse-midwives have their own clinics, offer
services in areas traditionally underserved by physicians (e.g. urban slums and rural
areas), and frequently care for women experiencing obstetric emergencies. In partnership
with the NNAK and with support and sanctioning from the NCK and the Primary Health
Care Division of the Kenya Ministry of Health, a PRIME-assisted pilot project was
launched in 3 provinces: Nairobi, Rift Valley and Central Provinces. The provinces were
selected following a country-wide survey of private nurse-midwives who had a current
permit from the NCK to operate a private practice.
The purpose of the needs assessment was to generate baseline data that would contribute
to the design of strategies to train, monitor and supervise private nurse-midwives as they
establish and integrate PAC services at their respective facilities. Needs assessment
findings will also be used to evaluate the extent to which the pilot project achieved its
objectives and expected results.
The needs assessment team used 4 instruments for data collection (see appendices 1-4): a
facility checklist; focus group discussion (FGD) guide for community opinion leaders;
focus group discussion guide for youth; and client exit interview guidelines.
Data were collected from 49 facilities in 3 provinces and the 151 nurse-midwives
working in those facilities. The 49 were selected from among the IO 1 facilities listed
during the inventory as a convenience sample, using criteria which included ownership of
the facility, interest in offering comprehensive PAC services and 2 nurse-midwives on
staff who could be trained to provide PAC services. Data were also collected from
community opinion leaders and youth who participated in a total of 33 FGDs and from 23
MCH/FP clients interviewed at-exit from 29 facilities (there were no clients appropriate
for interviews at the remaining 20 facilities at the time of the baseiine assessment).
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