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Dying babies – a preventable catastrophe.

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Before the introduction of free maternity services in Kenya, less than half the women in the country were delivering in hospitals. At the moment about 2 of 3 women giving birth, do so in a hospital. It is a great improvement that was meant to see a drop in child deaths. However, opening the doors for women to give birth in hospital did not come hand in hand with employment of more staff. The very same staff – who were already overstretched before 2013 – are expected to take on more clients – and operate efficiently.

‘Healers’ and chronic illness: a childhood experience

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This sign post is common in Kitengela. This ‘doctor’ can get rid of the tummy fat but also ‘treat all chronic diseases’. Some of these ‘doctors’ use herbs, others are ‘faith healers’ who pray and ‘break curses’ and therefore get rid of impotence, fertility problems, money and relationship problems. What is it like for children being taken to these ‘healers’?