"KISSMEE" runs an accredited network of independent perinatal educators who offer qualitative services to Kenyan mothers.
Women belonging to the emerging middle class in Kenya’s big cities do not have enough support to ensure healthy nutrition for themselves and their babies during pregnancy and their baby’s first six months.
With the support of the Danone Ecosystem Fund, Nutricia ELN and its partner AMREF set up an Institute that delivers a Ministry of Health-accredited perinatal care diploma to unemployed nurses, and also offers training in entrepreneurship and nutritional guidance. This network of entrepreneur midwives provides relevant health information, facilitates access to health facilities and empowers pregnant women and new mums to make the right choices for their baby and for themselves. The program includes high-tech resources such as e-learning, mobile apps and mobile monitoring.
"KISSMEE" creates jobs for midwives, and empowers them with extensive training. In turn, these midwives provide the perinatal services that result in healthier infant and child development.
Mothers sensitized about nutrition