In collaboration with World Vision Kenya (WVK) and the County government of Kajiado the Water Research and Resource Center (WARREC-JKUAT) is implementing BabyWASH Project in Meto and Longuswa Locations of Kajiado County. The babyWASH Project aims at improving the health and well being of mothers and children in this resource constrained area through improved integrated approach of Water Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) new-born and child health (MNCH) nutrition and ECD in the first 1000 days.
In this project titled “Osiligi BabyWASH project”, WARREC is providing technical support on monitoring and evaluation. On 22nd to 24th March 2018, the Center conducted an enumerator training at Namanga River Hotel. This exercise equipped the enumerations with skills on data collection during the babyWASH project baseline survey. The baseline survey was conducted from 26th to 28th March 2018 on the two locations namely Meto and Longuswa. Data was collected in households and in Focused Group Discussions (FDGs).
This is the second project WARREC is implementing in Kajiado County after the Fog harvesting project in 2014. The finding of this BabyWASH project will help to inform decision making especially in Water Hygiene and sanitation (WASH) new-born and child health (MNCH) nutrition and ECD.
The study was conducted by JKUAT staff, WVK staff and staff from the County Government of Kajiado. In this study, JKUAT was represented by Prof. Bancy Mati – Director WARREC, Mr. Wycliffe Nyangau -WARREC and Mr. Paul Kahiga from Soil Water and Environmental Engineering Department (SWEED).