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Category : Reproductive Health
Babies at Risk as Pregnant Women Ignore Hospitals The Standard, Pg. 22
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011

Only 20 percent of expectant mothers in Trans Mara on antenatal care deliver in health facilities according to medical practitioners, with the rest exposing their newborn babies to numerous health risks.

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Nakumatt, Amref Moot Maternal Health Project Business Daily, Pg.5
Thursday, 17 Mar 2011

Nakumatt holdings through a partnership with African Medical Research Foundation (Amref), has embraced initiatives to boost mother and child health. Nakumatt seeks to raise up to 100 million in the next six months through donations from shoppers in their 28 outlets across the country. Teguest Gue

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Ulcer Tablet Key to Halting Excessive Bleeding After Birth The Standard, Pg.12
Thursday, 17 Mar 2011

The Kenya Obstetrical and Gynecological society and an American NGO have announced their start to push for the popularization of the use of misoprostol. The drug, used in Kenya since 1970’s has been administered to stomach ulcers patients but now doctors have discovered that the pill can re

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Start by Improving Primary Services The People, Pg. 9
Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011

Nahashon Aluoka, a maternal and child health campaigner opines that the main causes of death predominantly preventable causes of death that can be mitigated through promotion of simple, affordable and proven intervention, adding that we have to improve primary health care interventions as opposed

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Danger Lurks in E-Pill Overuse The Standard, Instinct , Pg. 6
Saturday, 12 Mar 2011

The government is facing pressure to avail emergency contraceptive pills in local shops to allow women to have easy access to them, but with a youthful population that is bent on having unprotected sex at the expense of their health and safety, Dr Brigid Monda, a leading gynecologist notes that w

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Maternal Healthcare is Appalling The Star, Pg. 23
Friday, 11 Mar 2011

7,900 Kenyan women and girls will die during pregnancy, childbirth or after delivery according to the World Health Organization (WHO) data, and the number could be higher as trend analysis shows maternal deaths have been increasing over recent years. And as Agnes Odhiambo an Africa women’s

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40% of Murang’a Babies Born at Home, Says Medic The Star, Pg. 13
Thursday, 10 Mar 2011

Murang’a district hospital boss Dr. Charles Kigo says more than 40 per cent of babies are born at home as mothers have ignored the need for antenatal care and consequently maternal deaths in the district have gone up as village midwives have no capacity to deal with complications during del

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Why Mothers Still Lose Life Extending Life to Newborns The Standard, Pg. 18
Thursday, 10 Mar 2011

At least 21 women die daily from childbirth-related complications in Kenya. Moreover, these grim statistics have remained unchanged over the last decade, despite advancement in technology. Now the World Health Organization (WHO) country representative David Okello is calling on professionals to u

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