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Category : Reproductive Health
As World Population Hits 7 Billion, Birth Control Efforts Must Intensify The People, Pg. 9
Saturday, 29 Oct 2011

As the world reaches an estimated seven billion people, efforts to bring down the world’s population must continue if life on earth is to be sustainable, with critics alleging that population control is a form of authoritarian control over the world’s poorest citizens.

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Kenya Backstreet Abortion Kill Thousands Every Year The Standard, Pg. 18
Thursday, 27 Oct 2011

Many poor women have little control over their bodies or their fertility, and in Kenya where high rates of sexual violence, limited access to family planning and poverty means 43 per cent of pregnancies are unwanted. As a result 2,600 Kenyan women die in public hospitals each year after having bo

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Life Expectancy for Kenyans Now 58 Years, Says Report Daily Nation, Pg. 18
Thursday, 27 Oct 2011

A United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) report released shows that the number of years Kenyans born at the same time can expect to live more years than many of their parents if current demographic indicators remain constant.

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Improved Healthcare to Reduce Deaths The Star, Pg. 7
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011

During the launch of the Rapid Response Initiative, Public Health and Sanitation Minister, Beth Mugo says the integration of maternal and child health services will provide a platform for improved quality care to mother and child. Low quality antenatal care, poor delivery services and lack of pro

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490 Women, Infants Dying Annually During Birth Kenya Today, Pg. 12
Monday, 24 Oct 2011

Data from the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) indicates that about 490 women and infants die during birth annually in Kenya, with the deaths attributed to being attended to by untrained attendants.

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Short Term Birth Control Methods Popular In Africa The East African, Pg. X
Monday, 24 Oct 2011

A study done in Kenya conducted by the department of population family and reproductive health at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that short term family planning methods are more popular among women in sub Saharan Africa as compared with long term methods.

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Proposal to Boost Health of Women and Children Endorsed By African Parliaments Sunday Express, Pg. 9
Sunday, 23 Oct 2011

In a resolution passed during the 5th session of the 2nd Pan African Parliament in South Africa, maternal, newborn and child health in Africa is set to accelerate with the endorsement of a far reaching resolution to urge governments to devote greater financing towards health

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A Daily Prayer for Safe Births The East African, Pg. X
Monday, 17 Oct 2011

Retrogressive cultures among the Somali is putting the lives of expectant Somali women at risk at the Dadaab refugee camp, as expectant mothers requiring caesarean section will require only the expectant woman’s father in law and in his absence, he husband to give consent before the operati

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