Maternal Deaths Increase as Kenya Nurses' Strike Persists

A confidential ministry of health report states that the number of mothers who have died during childbirth has doubled to 857 from 413 deaths in the last year, making Kenya one of the worst places for childbirth. Nurses have been on strike since June 5 2017, demanding that their pay deal be implemented.



Nurses attend to newborn babies at Consolata Hospital in Nyeri on January 2, 2017.

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