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Policy and Governance Landscape -Maternal Health

Policy and Governance Landscape -Maternal Health

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Published by John Kariuki Ngethe
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This report presents the findings of an analysis of the policy and governance landscape as well as rules and systems that need to be put in place in order to bring the current health standards into full effect. It points to key policy questions that are relevant to providing respectful care during childbirth.
Overview
This report presents the findings of an analysis of the policy and governance landscape as well as rules and systems that need to be put in place in order to bring the current health standards into full effect. It points to key policy questions that are relevant to providing respectful care during childbirth.

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Published by: John Kariuki Ngethe on Jul 25, 2013
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ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES ARISING FROM AN ANALYSIS OF THEPOLICY AND GOVERNANCE LANDSCAPE IN KENYA THATRELATES TO THE RIGHT TO HEALTH AND DIGNIFIED CAREDURING CHILDBIRTH
The Federation of Women Lawyers Kenya (FIDA Kenya) and Population Council2011
 
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 No woman should die while giving birth. Addressing the policy and legal framework in Kenya in so far as provision of respectful childbirth services to pregnant mothers is concerned is vital in meeting MDG 5,reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity all women should be aware of their right to be treated withrespect and dignity before, during and while giving birth.FIDA Kenya is grateful to Milly Odongo, our Consultant for conducting this desk review study which goes along way in enhancing our previous work on Failure to Deliver in the wake of the Constitution 2010.We are grateful to our Transformative Justice Team for editing the report. We appreciate our HeshimaProject partners - Nurses Association of Kenya, National Council of Nurses and the Division of Reproductive Health and the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation for their invaluable input in this report.We deeply appreciate Population Council through the Heshima Project for their financial support whichmade this study possible.Grace Maingi-Kimani
Executive Director
 
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LIST OF ACRONYMNS AND ABBREVIATION
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
ANC
Antenatal Care
 
APHRC
African Population and Health Research Center 
ASRH
Adolescent sexual and Reproductive Health
 ART
Anti retroviral therapy
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency
 D&A
Disrespect and Abuse
ICPD
International Conference on Population and Development
 FP
Family Planning
FGM
Female Genital Mutilation
HIV
Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus
ICESCR 
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
KDHS
Kenya Demographic and Health Survey
MMR 
Maternal Mortality Ratio
MOH
Ministries of Health (Ministry of Medical Services; Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation)
MDG
Millennium Development Goal
NMR 
Neonatal Mortality Rate
NRHS
 National Reproductive Health Strategy
 PMTCT
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
RTI/STI
Reproductive Tract Infection/Sexually Transmitted Infection
RH
Reproductive Health
RHRA
Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance
 SRH
Sexual and Reproductive Health
SRR 
Sexual Reproductive Rights
TBA
Traditional Birth Attendant
UNICEF
United Nations Fund for Children
WHO
World Health Organisation

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