Maternal and Child Healthcare in Narok County, Kenya

In Narok, for every 100,000 live births, 435 women die, compared to just 12 in the UK

Trade4Life responded to an appeal for funds by Christian Aid to retrain traditional “birth helpers” in Narok County, Kenya. In the culture, well-meaning but untrained ordinary women are called upon to attend home births but struggle to cope with even the smallest of complications, often with disastrous results.

Trade4Life’s gift of £5,000 was increased to £20,000 by European Union match funding to help fund a project that includes a retraining programme.

An update on the project’s progress can be found here.