The Reproductive Health Output Based Aid (OBA) Approach Voucher Program for Safe Motherhood Family Planning and Sexual, Gender Based Violence Recovery Services
Location: Kitui County, Kenya
The OBA Program was blessed with several voucher babies, one of them being from Kitui County. Jane, a mother of one of the voucher babies, is an active and zealous subsistence farmer. Jane purchased a safe delivery OBA voucher for 200 Kenyan Shillings, approximately 3 US dollars. Jane explained that she purchased the voucher to financially protect herself from possible complications of childbirth and to help with child spacing. With the voucher, Jane was able to choose from one of 56 public/FBO/Private Health Care providers in Kitui County. She gave birth to a healthy son at Jordan Private Hospital in Kitui. Jane said that she decided to purchase a family planning voucher as well; having seen the advantages of the Safe Delivery Voucher and she wishes that the government extends the voucher program.