Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) has been awarded for being the most improved facility in provision of Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUD) services in the country. Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society (KOGS) together with the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the Ministry of Health have introduced PPIUD services into postpartum family planning (PPFP) in six teaching institutions including MTRH. The project, which is funded through FIGO, seeks to improve counselling services among clients attending antenatal and delivery services and imparting skills and knowledge to health care professionals.
The award of excellence is from KOGS and FIGO following a review of the trends in the uptake of the PPIUD services across all the participating facilities in the reporting period of Phase 2 in 2018. At MTRH, 99% of women who attended antenatal clinic were counselled for family planning including PPIUD out of which 8% consented for PPIUD, all of whom received the service upon delivery and subsequent follow-up in the postnatal period following insertion.
Through KOGS President, Dr. Benjamin O. Elly, they appreciated the support accorded by the CEO and the Management through the PPIUD Project facility coordinator, Dr. Richard Mogeni who ensured full implementation.
The team presented a commemorative plaque to MTRH CEO, Dr. Wilson K. Aruasa, in his office on 12th June, 2018. Speaking shortly after receiving the award, Dr. Aruasa said that his administration is focused on improving customer experience across the Hospital. "We are expressing our gratitude to KOGS and FIGO for recognizing the efforts of Obstetrics and Gynaecology team at MTRH. Dr. Odongo,who is the national KOGS President, is also an Obstetrician/ Gynaecologist working at MTRH. FIGO has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom.