ADDRESS CANCER

State can do more to keep up drop in maternal mortality

Lack of donor funding should not be a barrier to the prevention of transmission of HIV

In Summary

• Hypertension and haemorrhage are the direct causes of maternal deaths whereas HIV/Aids and unsafe abortion are the leading indirect causes. 

• Kenya has recorded a decline in maternal mortality from 342 deaths in 2000 to 211 deaths in 2017. 

A pregnant woman
ZERO MATERNAL DEATHS: A pregnant woman
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Kenya has recorded a decline in maternal mortality from 342 deaths in 2000 to 211 deaths in 2017.

This decline is attributed to delivery by a skilled birth attendant, elimination of delivery charges in public health facilities as well as access to information on family planning.

We must have equity in resource allocation and service provision especially in the treatment of haemorrhage and cervical cancer.

In addition, we must address other factors that contribute to the death of women including unsafe abortion, HIV and pregnancy-related complications

 

Naya Kenya, Nairobi