Maternal shelters reduce child mortality rates in Kenya

Kenya maternal health

The world cheered when it was announced that global child mortality rates had fallen by nearly half over the past two decades: from more than 12 million a year in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010.

Still, thousands of children die every day before even making it to their fifth birthday.

To ensure that infants and toddlers everywhere get the chance to grow up in a healthy way, countries have been mobilizing efforts to slash child mortality rates even further. Dianne Penn reports about an example from Kenya, where maternal shelters are part of the strategy to keep newborns and mothers safe.

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