Health summaries
Category : Reproductive Health
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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The Male Champs of Gem District The Standard, Pg. 3
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

Reproductive health has often faced problems due to lack of involvement of men, but a group of men from Gem, going by the name ‘male champs’ is now effectively passing on reproductive health message to the residents of the districts, with Polycarp Okoth a member saying that the higher

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‘Plan Your Family or we will Halt Free Primary Education Project’ Daily Nation, DN2, Pg. 2
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011

According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), lack of family planning, coupled with low education levels, have led to a population boom that is set to hit 40 million in the next two years, and with the country grappling with a staggering economy and overwhelming levels of poverty, plan

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No Condom Factory for Kenya, Says Cardinal Njue The Star, Pg. 7
Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011

John cardinal Njue condemns the government’s plan to put up a factory for manufacturing condoms in Kenya, saying the government should uphold ethics and respect the ways which god has approved that people should live.


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