(+) MANY MOTH­ERS STILL DIE DUR­ING BIRTH – SUR­VEY

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | Ministries & Judiciary -

In Kenya, ma­ter­nal mor­tal­ity re­mains high at 362 deaths per 100,000 live births, ac­cord­ing to the 2014 Kenya De­mo­graphic and Health Sur­vey. How­ever, child­hood mor­tal­ity con­tin­ues to de­cline. Ac­cord­ing to the 2014 KDHS, in­fant mor­tal­ity is 39 deaths per 1,000 live births and un­der-five mor­tal­ity is 52 deaths per 1,000 live births. This means that 1 in 20 chil­dren dies be­fore their fifth birth­day. This is less than half the un­der-five mor­tal­ity rate pub­lished in the 2003 KDHS.

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