Team Mum is a pioneering community-based maternal and neonatal health initiative providing life-saving, life-changing support to 2,000 adolescent pregnant women and girls, their communities and the local health authority in Narok County, Kenya.
In Kenya, 1 in 32 babies die before turning one: the earliest days of life are still the most dangerous. Timely antenatal care saves lives, enabling healthcare providers to treat and prevent complications, stillbirths & neonatal deaths. In Narok County, the adolescent pregnancy rate is nearly double the national average at 28%, and only 55% of women attend the recommended 4 antenatal clinics. There is no specialised care for teens, meaning girls are missing out on critical care due to stigma.
Child.org is spearheading community-based solutions to make pregnancies and births safer for adolescent girls in Narok, Kenya. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health, we will set up adolescent-friendly health services, provide specialist training and tools for health workers who will run Team Mum groups for pregnant teens, providing life-saving advice and life-changing support. We’re strengthening community health infrastructure to keep mums and babies safe, alive and healthy.