Preliminary Phase: Forming the Change Coordination Team

Funded by USAID, PRIME’s pilot program was sanctioned by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and supported by NCK, which licenses private nurse-midwives, and the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK), a professional association. Support from provincial directors of health and district medical officers was also essential. Effective collaboration among PRIME and PRIME II partners, the MOH and NCK and trained nurse-midwives proved vital to achieving a sustainable and replicable program. As part of the process, PRIME assisted the MOH in developing PAC performance standards for health workers.

Phase I: Defining the Need for Change