The Sustainable Development Goals have set a new target to reduce maternal deaths to less than 70 per every 100,000 live births. As part of our commitment to supporting the achievement of this goal, our 2018-2021 strategy among others focuses on strengthening survival and improved health of mothers and newborns during childbirth and early childhood through investment in Maternal, New-born and Child Health programmes. Using the three delay’s model, we, through a systems strengthening approach, aim to increase access to maternal, neonatal and child health services by strengthening community capacity to seek healthcare, improving referral systems and improving provision of healthcare.
Kenya loses at least 362 mothers for every 100,000 newborns. This means that for every 1,000 babies born, four of them are left without a mother. Additionally, we lose 22 newborns for every 1,000 live births.
Our health interventions are geared towards reducing these statistics through investment in most at risk communities. We are also working with Children living with Diabetes to address early detection, comprehensive care and Health Care System strengthening.