273221 Kadi – Saving Mothers and Babies, One Voucher at a Time

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 12:30 PM - 12:58 PM

Jaspal Sandhu , Gobee Group, LLC, Bellevue, WA
Each year, nearly 8,000 Kenyan women die during pregnancy or childbirth – and another 160,000 are injured or disabled – largely because they lack access to skilled medical attention. With the healthcare systems' high out-of-pocket fees, poorly staffed facilities, and costly transport from home many poor women believe that high quality maternity care is out of reach.

But now the Kenyan government is exploring an innovative program that gives the poorest women a “kadi,” meaning “voucher” in Swahili. Women can use them like coupons, exchanging vouchers for prenatal and delivery services from approved healthcare providers. The Population Council is measuring the difference that vouchers make in the lives of women who use them.

Join us in exploring how vouchers can help save the lives of mothers and babies.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
To inform viewers about Kenyan maternal and child mortality.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I produced the film.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.