Child and maternal mortality rates in Kenya are unacceptably high.
One child in eleven dies before their fifth birthday. In Narok County, south west Kenya, 435 women die in childbirth for every 100,000 births.
The reasons behind these sobering statistics are clear. Here, less than 30 per cent of the population has access to basic maternal and child health services. Even fewer people (only 17 per cent) actually use these services.
Women often rely on traditional birth attendants – usually elderly women with little or no formal training – rather than go to a clinic; if there are complications, it’s too late to move them.
This exciting and ambitious new project will revolutionise maternal healthcare in Narok County.
Working together in conjunction with local authorities and national government, three of our partners will build two new maternity wards and renovate three more, as well as provide medicines, ambulances and basic medical equipment.
They will also work with communities and leaders to ensure that women are able to access these new, improved services.
European Commission match funding
The EU is match funding this project three times over – meaning that your £5,000 will transform into £20,000 for the communities in Kenya.
Donations for this project need to be with Christian Aid by 30 July 2016.
Find out more
To find out more about how your church, business, school or other community group can partner with this project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact one of our area offices directly.