Lack Of Access To Health Care Facilities Force Many Women In Northern Kenya To Deliver At Home, Increasing Mortality Risk
Al Jazeera: Dying to give birth in northern Kenya
“…Home deliveries often turn tragic with either the mother or the child dying. Such deaths are dealing a blow to maternal health initiatives in northern Kenya, where even basic health care is inaccessible for many. … According to Kenya’s 2008-2009 Demographic and Health Survey, between 1,000 and 1,200 women die during delivery per 100,000 births in northeastern Kenya, compared to the national rate of 488 deaths per 100,000…” (Bosh, 1/15).
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