Study reveals over 500,000 abortions are done yearly across the country

Abortions are illegal in Kenya unless a woman’s life or health is in danger. PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • The report revealed that Rift Valley had the highest number of unsafe abortions, with Sh112 million spent on treating attendant complications, followed by Western, where Sh83 million was used.
  • Nyanza came in third with Sh53 million spent, followed by Central at Sh44 million. Some Sh41million was spent in Nairobi, Sh40 million in Eastern, Sh39 million in Coast and Sh20 million in North-Eastern.

While Kenya has made remarkable strides in several health indicators over the last few years, maternal mortality and morbidity remain a menace.

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