Maternal deaths in Nakuru drop as healthcare improves

The First Lady Margaret Kenyatta (right) speaks to a mother during the official opening of Margaret Kenyatta Mother Baby Wing at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital in October 2018. Improvement of health services in Nakuru has led to a decline in maternal and infant deaths. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The statistics link the decline in the deaths to improvements made in health facilities.
  • These include revamping of maternity hospitals in the region and availability of enough staff and equipment.
  • Initially, Nakuru was among regions in Kenya with a high maternal mortality rate.

Maternal mortality rates have declined in Nakuru by over 30 per cent in the past one year, statistics from the county’s Health department have shown.

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