One surprising correlation: the dramatic increase in use of insecticide-treated bed nets throughout Kenyan areas where malaria is endemic.
But while nets have certainly contributed to Kenya’s infant mortality decline, economists claim there is really no single decisive factor for this encouraging trend. Compassion’s Child Survival Program uses a comprehensive approach, known as GOBI-FFF, which helps mothers and babies in the most proven ways known to impact child mortality.
To the contrary, better policies, better government, new technology and other benefits are all starting to create positive change. According to Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development, “this will be startling news for anyone who still thinks Africa is mired in unending poverty and death. That Africa is slipping quickly away.”
Compassion’s Child Survival Program serves Kenya and 19 other countries in the world, providing proven interventions through personal, life-changing relationships with trained specialists who visit moms regularly in their homes. Additionally, Compassion’s Complementary Interventions boost these results through insecticide-treated mosquito nets, HIV/AIDS care, safe water supply systems, emergency relief assistance following natural disasters and other targeted services that help children and their families escape from the grip of poverty.