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Thursday, November 20, 2014


These stats and the article will explain why our Clinical Officer serving in northern Kenya is so distressed. What the article doesn't mention is the radical FGM practiced in the region.
At the national level, Kenya loses 488 mothers out of every 100,000 births. In real numbers, about 7,700 women die in Kenya every year from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications.
Unfortunately, statistics are hard, cold figures often bandied about by experts in global or national reports, seminars, or workshops, but are difficult to relate to in the day-to-day reality of life.
We are talking about 7,700 women, mostly in the prime age of 18 to 45 years, dying each year as they try to give life to another human being.
This translates to approximately 21 women dying daily.
How did things get so bad for North Eastern?

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