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Category : Reproductive Health
Nurses Accused of Keeping Away Pregnant Women from Hospitals The Standard, Pg. 24
Thursday, 21 Jul 2011

Traditional birth attendants (TBA) are mostly preferred to nurses in government hospitals by many expectant mothers as the nurses mistreat them whenever they visit the facilities for assistance during labour. A reproductive health forum in Kitale town has heard.

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Seeking Magical Birth The Standard, Crazy Monday, Pg. 8
Monday, 18 Jul 2011

Tucked well within Mathare slums is a popular male traditional birth attendants whose services to pregnant women border on the weird, or even criminal and claims to assist women deliver easily, nevertheless the area has several health facilities which offer ante-natal services as the writer found

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Nyanza Leads in Child, Maternal Mortality The Standard, Pg. 20
Monday, 11 Jul 2011

Nyanza Provincial Disease Prevention and Control Officer says 93 children under the age of five die every day while one out of seven children born alive die before the fifth birthday in the region, with most of the deaths being preventable.

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Empower Midwives to Help Save Lives The Star, Pg. 28
Thursday, 07 Jul 2011

Fidelis Zama Chi, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) country representative in Kenya says during the launch of the State Of The World Midwifery Report that at the global level, the role of skilled birth attendants especially midwives is widely acknowledged as being critical to addressing

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MPs Split on Bid to Control High Birth Rate Daily Nation, Pg. 16
Thursday, 07 Jul 2011

A new population policy aimed at ensuring it does not impede economic, social and political growth generates differences in opinion from Members of Parliament discussing whether the size of family has impact on development.

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Fertility Drugs ‘May Increase Risk of Down’s Syndrome’ The People, Pg. 15
Wednesday, 06 Jul 2011

Researchers are warning that using powerful drugs to boost the number of eggs a woman produces may raise the risk of older women having babies affected by Down’s syndrome.

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Maternal Mortality Rate Still High, Says Minister Kenya Today, Pg. 7
Monday, 04 Jul 2011

Minister for Public Health and Sanitation, says Kenya has made significant progress in combating HIV, TB and malaria but we are not on track in achieving the millennium development goals on child and maternal health respectively.

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Report: Deaths a Grave Concern The Standard, Pg. 10
Monday, 04 Jul 2011

In a report by World Vision, dubbed Child survival and Development Strategy, persistent shortages of medical staff and inadequate supply of drugs have contributed to the declining health status of children.

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