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KENYA: State insurer pays out Sh1bn for C-section deliveries

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver …

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14 social entrepreneurs to improve maternal & child health in Africa

February 2017 cnbcafrica; Today, in Nairobi, Kenya, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 …

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ZIMBABWE: ’20 Percent Zim Women Give Birth At Home’

January 2016 TheHerald; About 20 percent of Zimbabwean births over the past five years occurred at home, statistics which experts have described as unacceptably high. According to the recently-released Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS), institutional deliveries stood at an average of 77 percent. “Seventy-seven percent of live births in the …

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