Sam W. Wafula

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BACKGROUND In Kenya, infant mortality rate increased from 59 deaths per 1000 live births in 1988 to 78 deaths per 1000 live births by 2003. This was an increase of about 32 percent in 15 years. The reasons behind this upturn are poorly understood. This paper investigates the probable factors behind the upsurge in infant mortality in Kenya during the(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the adequacy of nutrientintake including proteins, energy, calcium, iron, folate and vitamin C and identify the factors associated with nutrient intake. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Healthy facility based. Bungoma District Hospital and Bumula Health centre. SUBJECTS Teenage pregnant girls attending Antenatal Clinic(More)
BACKGROUND Women are described as experiencing unmet need for contraception if they are fecund, sexually active and wish to postpone or limit childbearing but fail to use contraception to do so. The consequences of unmet need include unwanted pregnancy, induced abortions, school dropout due to pregnancy and premature maternal deaths. Global efforts aimed at(More)
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