Kenya slow to tackle stillbirths, study finds

DESIGN: MICHAEL MOSOTA

What you need to know:

  • It will take more than 160 years before a pregnant woman in Africa has the same chance of her baby being born alive as a woman in a high-income country today, according to the study.
  • Interventions at critical times during birth can prevent many stillbirths. In fact, labour and delivery account for around half.
  • The research series was developed by 216 experts from more than 100 organisations in 43 countries and comprises five papers.

A child is twice as likely to be born dead in Kenya as in Mauritius and Seychelles, the countries with the lowest stillbirth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report reveals.  

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.