The decision by the government to ban traditional birth attendants from delivering women may not succeed if the current feelings on the ground are anything to go by.
While the government has directed retired midwives to be the ones to deliver women, some of the women in rural areas remain suspicious of these trained personnel.
Majority of those interviewed also felt the issue of abortion was not being tackled the way it should be. Ironically, more young men than women were unhappy with the way abortion issue has been addressed so far.
Just under two years since the first test-tube babies were born, a Kenyan doctor has for the first time hit the 30 per cent success rate being recorded in developed
In the recent two cycles of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment, the Nairobi IVF Centre has managed to record a 30.2 percent success rate, which is measured by the number of women who get pregnant in any given treatment cycle.
Known to deny women a chance to enjoy motherhood, polycystic ovaries is one of the major causes of infertility among women.
A woman with the condition usually has many cysts that develop from ovarian follicles, but which fail to rupture and release eggs, a prerequisite for fertilization.
At the prime age of 17-years, Fatima Abdallah had been married for two years and was happily expecting her first baby when the worst happened during
She had suffered an obstructed labour that lasted four hours. Her family rushed her to hospital where caesarean section was done. But it was too late as it turned out to be a double tragedy: the baby was born dead, while she developed the Vesical Vaginal Fistula (VVF) complication.
The grey haired Mary Mugure smiles blissfully at us as two nurses at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) prepare
her for theatre, where a condition that has seen her live in misery for the past 20 years will be rectified.
“I hope this time around it works. I have been waiting for a moment when I will go through surgery in this hospital,” says 61-year-old Mary Mugure as she slips into one of the theatre clothes.