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MM ratio is estimated at 414/100,000 live births* About 6,000 Kenyan women die annually from pregnancy related conditions Kenyan women face an unacceptable 1 in 20 lifetime risk of maternal death

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Causes of Maternal mortalityWorld wide over 500,000 mothers die annuaally. 25% Haemorrhage 15% sepsis 12% eclampsia 8% obstructed /prolonged labourMotherhood is NOT Safe in Kenya MM ratio is estimated at 414/100,000 live births* About 6,000 Kenyan women die annually frompregnancy related conditions Kenyan women face an unacceptable 1 in 20 lifetimerisk of maternal death ANC coverage 88% (KDHS 2003) down from 92% in1998 Delivery care by skilled attendants at 41% Neonatal Mortality Rate: 28/1000 dependent onquality of maternal servicesKDHS 20032Maternal mortality women are not dyingbecause of diseases wecannot treat. They aredying because societieshave yet to make thedecision that their livesare worth saving Dr M. FathallaFactors Contributing to PoorMaternal Health Poor physical infrastructure and lack ofutilities Inadequate equipment and supplies Poor referral Systems Weak competency and skills of serviceproviders in Maternal & Neonatal Health Lack of support supervision Poor quality services4Factors cont Lack of knowledge of Evidence BasedStandards and guidelines for SafeMotherhood Inadequate community mobilizationactivities and approaches Weak health informationmanagement system5What is normal labour?Labour is physiological process by which the uterusexpels the products of conception. Starts spontaneously low risk at the start of labo

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