Mama na Mtoto conducted activities that were comprehensive, carefully planned, and responsive to community priorities.
Activities emphasized all aspects of women and child care, including adolescence, pregnancy, birth and early childhood. As well, they occurred throughout whole districts, addressing needs of communities, health facilities and government health systems simultaneously
How and when activities occur matters. Mama na Mtoto activities were guided by SOPETaR (Scan-Orient-Plan-Equip-Train and Act-Reflect), an evidence-informed process cycle carefully designed to maximize impact.
Sustained change requires strong commitment and involvement by health and political leaders at all stages. District leaders made project decisions based on their own priorities. Activities were modified according to ongoing input from communities and leaders.