Boost maternal health services in rural areas

Pregnant woman

Maternal mortality cases are prevalent in informal settlements. The cases are also high in societies that still practice traditional childbirth methods.

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What you need to know:

  • Maternal mortality cases are prevalent in informal settlements.
  • The cases are also high in societies that still practice traditional childbirth methods.

Kenya joined other African states in waiving delivery fees in all public health facilities on June 1, 2013. At a maternal mortality ratio that stands at 362/100,000 and 35,000 stillbirths annually, there is a need to question why this uncomfortable statistic prevails, eight years down the line. 

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