Talk Africa: Maternal and Newborn Health

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Thanks to advancements in modern science and medicine, maternal and child health continues to improve and related mortalities are on the decline.

But in sub-Saharan Africa, most countries still face an uphill battle to improve in this area. Currently, about 50% of the world’s maternal and under-5 deaths take place in the region.

This week on Talk Africa, we look at some of the key issues facing maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa and what’s being done to overcome these challenges.

Our guests today are

Khadija AbdallaMaternal and Newborn Health Specialist at UNICEF Kenya with more than 20 years of experience implementing health programs across Kenya. 

Joan EmohSenior Health Coordinator at Save the Children and Technical Advisor to the Kenya Ministry of Health.