Factors influencing place of delivery for pastoralist women in Kenya: a qualitative study

@inproceedings{Caulfield2016FactorsIP,
  title={Factors influencing place of delivery for pastoralist women in Kenya: a qualitative study},
  author={Tanya Caulfield and Pamela Onyo and Abbey Byrne and John Nduba and Josephat M. Nyagero and Alison Morgan and Michelle Kermode},
  booktitle={BMC women's health},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Kenya's high maternal mortality ratio can be partly explained by the low proportion of women delivering in health facilities attended by skilled birth attendants (SBAs). Many women continue to give birth at home attended by family members or traditional birth attendants (TBAs). This is particularly true for pastoralist women in Laikipia and Samburu counties, Kenya. This paper investigates the socio-demographic factors and cultural beliefs and practices that influence place of… CONTINUE READING