To support healthier practices during the 1st 1000 Days, Isomum develops an accredited network of independent perinatal educators offering qualitative perinatal services.
Women belonging to the emerging middle class in Kenya’s big cities do not have enough support to ensure healthy nutrition for them and their baby between the time pregnancy and their baby reaching six months old. Nutricia aims to raise awareness among mothers and professionals about the specific needs of a baby during the first 1,000 days, Isomun develops and accredited network of independent perinatal educators offering qualitative perinatal services. With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Nutricia and its partner Amref set up an Institute that delivers a Ministry of Health - an accredited perinatal care diploma, that includes training in entrepreneurship and nutritional guidance. The project focuses on unemployed nurses. This network of entrepreneur midwives provides relevant health information, facilitates access to health facilities, support mothers to breastfeed and empowers pregnant women and new mums to make the right choices for their baby and themselves. The program includes high-tech resources such as e-learning, mobile apps and mobile monitoring.
Isomum creates jobs for midwives, and empower them with an extensive training. Nutricia is raising awareness among mums and healthcare professionals around the specific needs of a baby during its first 1,000 days of life. It results in babies’ healthier development through the empowerment of pregnant women and mums and through access to appropriate perinatal services.
Young mothers benefiting from the support of midwives trained by the project