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Improving Maternal, Newborn and Child health is a key global agenda and is a priority for the Government of Kenya as is reflected in its Vision 2030, the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and the Health Sector Strategic and Investment Plan

2014-18. The maternal mortality ratio remains high at 362, a decrease from 488 deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of 2014 and 2008/2009. This national MMR estimate however, obscures the disparities at county level.

Kenya was a recipient of the RMNCH Trust Fund grant of US$ 14.9 million in support of prioritized activities to address bottlenecks and gaps on reducing  preventable maternal and newborn deaths in the six high maternal mortality

burden counties of Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Lamu and Migori.  The funding was channeled through UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO and the activities were implemented between July 2015 and December 2016 by the County Departments of Health and several other implementing partners.

In March 2016, six UN agencies (UNFPA, WHO, UN Women, UNICEF, UNAIDS and World Bank) organized themselves in a UN H6 partnership toperationalize and intensify efforts to implement the UN Secretary Generals

Global Strategy for Womens and Childrens Health. As the funding from the RMNCH Trust Fund ended in 2016, the UN H6 agencies joined forces and secured funding from the Embassy of Denmark (Danida) to implement a second phase of the UN Joint Programme on RMNCAH (2017-2020). Leveraging on successes from the first phase, the UN H6 partners in the current second phase continued to support the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality in the six high burdened counties in Kenya.


UN H6 Joint Programme RMNCAH End Term Evaluation

This programme  evaluation was envisaged as an in-depth analysis to assess

progress made in achieving planned results, including efficiency in the utilization of resources. The evaluation was conducted between July and September, 2020. The report will be used to account to donors and other involved stakeholders. The primary target group of the evaluation report are the UN H6 partners, the Government of Kenya, Development Partners and the Implementing Partners. Findings from the evaluation will be disseminated to these audiences at a results ,

dissemination workshop scheduled for 5th November, 2020 as well as otheplatforms such as social media and websites/ portals.