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Kenyan Women Returning to Traditional Birth Attendants

Kenya’s government made maternal health care free in 2013. The goal is to save lives by encouraging more women to deliver their babies in hospitals. But some women say they aren’t satisfied with the quality of care and they are returning to traditional birth attendants. In 2013, Kenya had one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world - 488 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, according to the Ministry of Health.   The most common causes of maternal death in...

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