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Category : Reproductive Health
Pumwani Maternity Hospital Gets Sh800 Million Boost From China The Star, Pg. 21
Monday, 18 Apr 2011

Pumwani maternity hospital, the oldest maternity facility in Nairobi which in a day helps birth 80 -100 newborns is set to receive a major boost after the Chinese government commits itself to pump Sh800 million to improve infrastructure at the facility in the next one year.

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High Medical Costs Drive Women to Home Deliveries Reject Issue 038, Pg. 7
Saturday, 16 Apr 2011

There is concern that more than half of the expectant mothers risk contracting HIV/AIDS during child birth in the hands of traditional birth attendants unless measures are put in place to address the challenge. Medical practitioners in Isiolo and Marsabit counties say most women in the remote dis

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African Woman 24 Times More Likely to Have Stillbirth than Others – Report The Standard, Panorama, Pg. 31
Thursday, 14 Apr 2011

In a World Health Organization endorsed report: The Lancet Stillbirth Series, Vicki Flenady, a perinatal epidemiologist says that an African woman has 24 times higher chance of having a stillbirth at the time of delivery than a woman in high income country, with the number of stillbirth

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Giving Birth Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence Weekend Star, Pg. XI
Saturday, 09 Apr 2011

Dr Guyo W Jaldesa, a university lecturer and consultant obstetrician-gynaecologist notes that poverty and the low status of women are the main factors in maternal deaths in Kenya, adding that about 500,000 women die every year in Kenya due to pregnancy related diseases. He adds that low cost inte

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No More Dying While Giving Birth for Matuga Women The Star, Pg.27
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011

A maternity ward has been built by the Matuga CDF at a cost of Sh 18,642,963. The project started in 2007 and was completed in early 2010. The facility has a labour ward that can accommodate three people at a given time unlike before when those in labour had to sit outside in open air and wait fo

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Conjugal Rights in Prison a Boost to Family Unit The Star, Pg.26
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011

The conjugal visits will be allowed as part of penal reforms and to support the campaign to combat transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases especially because of the prevalence of same -sex relations in prisons many which arise out of sexual frustrations.

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Outreach Programme Targets Child Mortality Kenya Today, Pg.9
Monday, 04 Apr 2011

A community outreach service provision strategy aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rate is planned for Siaya district. The project was prompted by a survey on maternal and infant mortality rate that showed Siaya and Homa Bay counties had the highest deaths in the country

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Three-Tablet Dose to Stop Bleeding and Save Women’s Lives Daily Nation, Pg. 17
Friday, 01 Apr 2011

The Gynaecological Society of Kenya is now coming through for women who experience excessive and heavy bleeding after childbirth also known as postpartum hemorrhaged (PPH) – the leading cause of maternal mortality by initiating a project to reach pregnant women with life-saving tablets 

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