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Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya. DR SHIPHRAH KURIA DEPUTY-HEAD DRH. Outline. Current Status Various Indicators Availability of Service Priority interventions Areas of collaboration. MNH Status in Kenya. Population: Estimated at 40m Women of childbearing age: 9.6m

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Maternal and Newborn Health in Kenya

DR SHIPHRAH KURIA

DEPUTY-HEAD DRH


Outline

Current Status

Various Indicators

Availability of Service

Priority interventions

Areas of collaboration


MNH Status in Kenya

Population: Estimated at 40m

Women of childbearing age: 9.6m

MMR: 488/100,000 live births (2008-09)

IMR: 52/1000 live births from 77/1000 live births in 2003

U5MR 74/1000 live births from 115 in 2003

Skilled birth attendance: 44%

? Quality

ANC 92%- once, 47%- 4 times


Trends in Maternal care indicators in Kenya (KDHS 2008-09)


MNH Status in Kenya

  • Unmet need for FP: 26%

    • Adolescents and youth: 30%

  • 18% of young women age 15-19 have begun childbearing

  • 21% of women have suffered sexual violence

  • Provision of youth-friendly services still a great challenge


Family Planning–Trends


Availability of Delivery Services: All Health Care Facilities

(Table 6.5)

Percent of all facilities (N=690)


EAvailability of Services in Facilities Offering Deliveries ncyEquipment and Services

(Table A-6.36)

Percentage of facilities offering delivery services where specific services, equipment,and supplies are available (N=207)

Assist labour

Remove retained products


With about 5 years to 2015, Kenya is far from achieving MDG 5 targets:


Ensuring, availability accessibility and acceptability of services even for this woman and her baby


Priority interventions

  • From current reports, health systems strengthening is crucial but while we wait for this to happen the priority interventions identified include,

    • Trainings

    • Provision of equipment and supplies

    • Scaling up of the HIIs at all levels

    • Supportive supervision

      5.Community level awareness


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