Health  Kenya Project #7512

Saving Kenyan Mothers Lives at the Community Level

by VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Saving Kenyan Mothers Lives at the Community Level


By ensuring mothers and frontline health providers in Kenya have access to simple, proven, and affordable technologies, thousands of lives can be saved during pregnancy and childbirth.

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Women are dying unnecessarily. In Kenya, 75% of the population is rural, often hundreds of miles from the nearest hospital. More than half of mothers deliver their babies at home and women here have a 1 in 38 lifetime risk of dying from maternal causes; an estimated 2,500 mothers will die each year due to excessive bleeding after childbirth alone. The greatest tragedy is that these deaths are largely preventable if only existing technology and medicines where made available to women.


Our project brings life-saving generic tablets to rural women for management of excessive bleeding after childbirth and emergency post abortion care. We bring products to people through applied research, training, distribution and policy development.

Long-Term Impact

We address a persistent gap in service delivery at the village level with a focus on reducing barriers to access and enhancing human capacity to improve health. When a mother’s life is saved, her child, family and entire community benefit.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations

Location: Irvine, California - USA
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Twitter: @#!/VSInnovations
VSI, Venture Strategies Innovations
Colleen O'Connor
Project Leader:
Colleen O'Connor
Anaheim, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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