News and Case Studies

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Reduction of maternal mortality in Mandera County - the role of birth companions.

By Agnes Egesa

Fatuma (left) with baby Barwaqa and her mother Gababo

Maternal mortality in Mandera County in northern Kenya remains the leading cause of death among women.This is further compounded by the long distances that they have to walk to access medical care. 

Monday 21 August 2017

Severe malnutrition rates shoot up across Kenya, leaving more than 70,000 children at risk of death


New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot **Photos and case studies from Turkana county available here  

Saturday 29 July 2017

Kangaroo Mother Care … helping mothers and babies to bond

By Pauline Njoroge

Grace in hospital with her babies on KMC

Grace Kyalo, 24 is a mother of three children. All her babies were born before their time. Her first baby was born in the year 2015, weighing 1690grams. She says the baby was placed in an incubator for two weeks until he gained weight.

Monday 3 July 2017

Going beyond the call of duty…Save the Children staff involvement is saving lives

By Lawrence Otieno

Esther with baby Elijah.

Thursday 15 June 2017

CHX for umbilical cord care… a mother’s experience

By David Githinji

Ann with her baby at home