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Category : Reproductive Health
A Daily Prayer for Safe Births The East African, Pg. X
Wednesday, 30 Nov -0001

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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Lobby Wants Expectant Mothers to go to Hospitals for Safe Delivery Sunday Express, Pg. 11
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011

Women fighting AIDS in Kenya (Wofak), an Non-Governmental Organization based in Nairobi with branches all over Kenya is lobby and is recommending that expectant mothers to attend ante natal clinics countrywide to avoid dangers of losing their lives as well as their babies due to lack of early dia

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US To Aid Kenya Halve Deaths from Preventable Diseases The Standard, My Health, Pg. 9
Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011

The US government rolls out an initiative to aggressively address mortality needs in Kenya with the goal to decrease Kenya’s mortality rate by 50 per cent by December 2012. However concerns are being raised over the future of the fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria in Kenya with the US the m

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Maternal health goal still a farfetched dream the People
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011

Maternal mortality is still on the increase because of lack of knowledge, inadequate supply of family planning services, poor quality of reproductive health services, restrictive abortion laws and lack of adequate policies that address women’s reproductive health comprehensively.


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342 Children Die at Birth in Pumwani The Star, Pg. 2
Thursday, 08 Sep 2011

Deputy Prime Minister and Local Government minister say a total of 342 children have died at birth at the Pumwani maternity hospital in the last six months.

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75% of Wives Don’t Use Contraceptives The Star, Pg. 7
Thursday, 08 Sep 2011

According to a report released by the National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development, women’s reluctance to use modern family planning methods is hampering government efforts to address the surging population with a paltry 25 per cent of women population who are married using c

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Rwanda Touts Vasectomies to Stem Population Growth The Standard, Pg. 41
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

In an effort to curb population growth in Africa’s most densely populated country, Rwanda health ministry launches a campaign encouraging men to undergo vasectomies.

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Woes in Promise Land as Hospital Bursts Seams The People, Pg. 45
Saturday, 03 Sep 2011

Medecins sans frontier Dagahaley hospital in Dadaab refugee camp poses a grim picture, as the influx of refugees has put a strain on the limited health facilities available forcing some patients to put up makeshift tents as wards. Currently 17 per cent of the children who come to the camp from So

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