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Kadi – Saving Mothers and Babies, One Voucher at a Time

Kadi – Saving Mothers and Babies, One Voucher at a Time from Gobee Group on Vimeo.

 

As part of Social Media Week next week, a new film about vouchers for maternal health will be screened in New York. The film explores a Population Council project in Kenya to provide access to maternal care for mothers:

About 8,000 Kenyan women died last year as a result of child birth. Another 160,000 suffered injury or disability as a result of child birth. We can prevent most of this needless suffering and death, if only we can get women access to quality healthcare. Kadi chronicles a new approach to giving the most vulnerable Kenyan women access to quality maternal healthcare – a Voucher.

 

Vouchers are a simple but potentially revolutionary departure from typical methods healthcare financing and development aid. Poor mothers are provided with vouchers entitling them to get a comprehensive suite of maternal health services including safe delivery and coverage for complications from a network of approved healthcare providers.

 

To learn more about the screening and Social Media Week, click here. To learn more about the project, visit rhvouchers.org.

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