Massai train to tackle high maternal deaths

While poverty is a factor, issues like women not eating nutritious food during pregnancy are also a cause.

    Masaai warriors, also known as Morans, are attempting to tackle the issue of maternal deaths in their community, where the figures are high.

    They are attending meetings organised by the African Medical and Research Foundation, and some are expected to receive medical training.

    Out of every 100,000 births in Kenya, 622 women do not survive. That figure is 25 times more than the United States.

    The causes are poverty, but there are cultural issues as well. Masaai women do not eat nutritious foods during pregnancy, and female genital mutilation is common.

    Nazanine Moshiri reports from Loitokitok, in southern Kenya.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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