Institute for Global Health


Afya Credit Incentive for Improved Maternal and Child Health


Project Summary 

The project aims to test whether well-designed and targeted financial incentives can succeed in changing hard-to-change behaviours; in this case using maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) services.

The study is a cluster randomised controlled trial located in Siaya County, a rural district in Western Kenya.  The intervention being tested is a conditional cash transfer to women each time they attend their health appointments for ANC, facility birth and postnatal care visits until their newborns reach 1 year of age.

Links to other research

More research from the UCL Centre for Global Health Economics

More research from IGH on Child Health, Maternal Health, Randomised Controlled Trials, Economics of Global Health & Development and Economic Evaluation

More research from IGH in Kenya