Welcome to the Midwives Association of Kenya
Every woman and every newborn to have quality midwifery care.
EFFORTS BEARING FRUIT
A concerted effort of the midwives and stakeholders has contributed to the achievement of the following key health indicators between 2008/9 and 2014, according Kenya Demographic Health Surveys (KDHS, 2014):
• Total fertility rate per woman decreased from 4.6 – 3.9
• Antenatal care uptake increased from 88% – 96% • Skilled birth attendance increased from 44% – 62% • Post natal care uptake increased from 42-51% • Family Planning uptake increased from 46-58% • Exclusive Breast Feeding increased from 32-61%. Children 20-23 months still breast feeding at 51% • Infant mortality rate decreased from 52/1000 live births to 39/1000 live births • Child mortality rate decreased from 31/1000 live births to 14/1000 live births
OUR FIGHT IS HUGE, IT’S A FIGHT FOR LIFE…
Major gains have been made; however, we still have complications at birth and maternal mortality during or upon baby delivery.
Babies die as newborn, out of 1,000 live births
Children die before their 5th birthday
Children dying before attaining the age of 5 years are an important area of attention in family care. Majority die within the first 24 hours and one week of life.
WE MUST WIN THIS FIGHT. YOU TOO CAN HELP.
We Are Priviledged We CARE Deeply
ALL Pregnancies Should be SAFE
We ARE Committed
We Investigate We Monitor
Join the Midwives Association of Kenya
As a midwife practising in Kenya, As an affiliate midwife practising elsewhere.
As a partner in the midwifery journey, As a sponsor of our association activities.
Or simply a friend of the Association.
CHILDREN ARE A GIFT FROM THE ALMIGHTY
We are first to see them We are first to touch A REPONSIBILITY FROM THE MOST HIGH
MOTHERS ARE GOD'S PROVIDENCE TO HUMANITY
Without them there is no future Without their toil there is no hope WE ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE
FATHERS ARE THE SEED OF HUMANITY
Made so from the get go And bestowed the honour of wisdom THAT FAMILY SHALL FIND LOVE
Midwives Association of Kenya
Registered under the Societies Act, Republic of Kenya.
Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya.
OUR PHONE NUMBERS
+254 722-483-245 +254 780-472-222
OUR POSTAL ADDRESS
P.O. Box 28591 – 00200 NAIROBI, KENYA