HealthRight International addresses health and social challenges aggravated by human rights violations for key populations worldwide. The organization focuses on issues related to HIV/AIDS, women’s health, malaria, tuberculosis, orphans and other vulnerable youth (OVC), and other individuals affected by human rights violations. HealthRight International’s Partnership for Maternal and Neonatal Health Plus (PMNH+) program was launched in 2012 under USAID’s Child Survival and Health Grant Program (CSHGP) to improve child survival and maternal health across Kenya. PMNH+ works closely with community health workers to increase coverage of essential maternal and neonatal child care (MNC) in two of Kenya’s most rural districts.
With additional funding provided through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), HealthRight International will integrate family planning (FP) services into their PMNH+ program. The initiative aims to improve quality, availability, and accessibility of MNC and FP services at the health facility, district health office, national ministry, and community levels. PMNH+ will focus on individuals of reproductive age marginalized due to socioeconomic status and geographic barriers in the districts of Marakwet East and West.