LINDA MAMA INITIATIVE AND MORE

Progress in maternal healthcare seen in reduced mortality

Health records of 2007-17 indicate that there has been a decline in infant mortality rates

In Summary

• Providing other amenities such as ready ambulances and training of health workers will boost the quality of service provided to expectant women. 

• State should get into more public-private partnerships to provide essential services. 

Pregnant women at a hospital.
REDUCED MATERNAL MORTALITY: Pregnant women at a hospital.
Image: FILE

Kenya is making good progress in improving maternal healthcare, spelling good fortune for expectant mothers in the country.

Introduction of free hospital delivery initiatives such as Linda Mama have spearheaded this progress. In addition to this, health records of 2007-17 indicate that there has been a decline in infant mortality rates, which is a sure guide to success.

Good and improved maternity healthcare will result in reduced mortality rates as well as the wellbeing of mother and child.

The state should get into more public-private partnerships to help realise this.

 

Maseno University