Baseline Survey for PAC Project, Kenya


A baseline data collection exercise was carried out from May to June 2010 in Naivasha District to provide a benchmark against which the RESPOND intervention may be measured during endline evaluation. The evaluation used
a quasi-experimental design with intervention and control groups covering six study sites within Naivasha District, with measurements taken at baseline and endline. The baseline data collection comprised three components

  • A community-based survey of approximately 600 women between the ages of 18 and 49
  • An inventory of all public and private health facilities in the study area (n=11)
  • Interviews with providers working at the identified facilities

Results included the following

  • There is a clear need for PAC services at the evaluation sites
  • Utilization of health services during pregnancy and delivery is limited
  • Knowledge of family planning is high, but actual use is significantly lower
  • Reasons for nonuse of family planning highlight the need for the intervention