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7 November 2019

AMR is a One Health issue, and it is possible that human and animal waste can spread resistant bacteria in the wider environment. More evidence is needed on how AMR is spread between humans, animals and the environment. Infections caused by AMR-bacteria can increase the risk of spread of infection to communities and livestock and result in longer duration of illness, higher mortality rates, and increased costs of alternative treatment.

30 July 2019

Le sepsis est une complication courante de l’infection qui entraîne souvent la mort ou une invalidité grave.

On estime à 30 millions le nombre de cas de sepsis dans le monde chaque année, dont plus de 7 millions aboutissent à la mort. Le sepsis est en effet la deuxième cause de mortalité dans le monde et la principale cause de décès évitable. Vu les taux d’infection élevés, l’Afrique serait grandement touchée par le sepsis. Malgré le taux élevé de décès, le sepsis reste largement méconnu et peu priorisé par le grand public, les professionnels de la santé et les importants décideurs. La sensibilisation et la connaissance du sepsis et de son fardeau sur la société sont essentielles pour le prévenir et sauver des vies.

26 February 2019

Sepsis is a common complication of infection that frequently results in death or serious disability. Globally, there are an estimated 30 million cases of sepsis each year, over 7 million of which end in death. In fact, sepsis is the second biggest cause of death in the world and the leading cause of preventable death. With high rates of infection, Africa is expected to be greatly affected by sepsis. Despite its massive death toll, sepsis remains widely unknown and under-prioritised—by the general public, health care workers, and influential decision-makers. Awareness of and knowledge on what sepsis is and its burden on society is critical to prevent sepsis and save lives.

25 October 2017

In Malawi, child marriage (marriage to a person less than 18 years old) remains a key development challenge. Malawi has the 11th highest rate of child marriage in the world and the 9th highest rate in Africa. In Malawi, 47 percent of women marry before the age of 18, and 12 percent before the age of 15. Typically, the age at first birth is about one year after marriage. As a consequence, Malawi’s teenage pregnancy rate is very high – 29 percent of girls aged 15-19 have begun childbearing.

19 June 2017

Wajir County has a population of just over 661,000 people. About half of the population is aged below 15, 14% are aged under 5 and 32% are aged 10-19. Wajir County’s total fertility rate (7.8) is twice as high as the national rate of 3.9 and also means that Wajir County has a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is also high – more than 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Wajir County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the County’s […]

19 June 2017

Marsabit County has a population of just over 291,000 people. About half of the population is aged below 15, 15% are aged under 5 and 27% are aged 10-19. Marsabit County’s total fertility rate (5) is higher than the national rate of 3.9 and also means that Marsabit County has a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is also high – about 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Marsabit County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the County’s maternal mortality ratio […]

19 June 2017

Lamu County has a population of just over 101,000 people. About two in five (41%) people are aged below 15, 15% are aged under 5 and 22% are aged 10-19. Lamu County’s total fertility rate (4.2) is about the same as the national rate of 3.9 and also means that Lamu County has a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is slightly lower than the national rate but still about 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Lamu County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The […]

19 June 2017

Isiolo County has a population of just over 143,000 people. Almost about half of the population is aged below 15, 16% are aged under 5 and 24% are aged 10-19. Isiolo County’s total fertility rate (4.9) is higher than the national rate of 3.9 and also means that Isiolo County has a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is also high – more than 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Isiolo County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the County’s maternal […]

19 June 2017

Migori County has a population of just over 916,000 people. About half (49%) of the population is aged below 15, 19% are aged under 5 and 25% are aged 10-19. Migori County’s total fertility rate (5.3) is higher than the national rate of 3.9 and is also considered to be a high birth rate. The adolescent birth rate is higher than the national rate – more than 1 in every 10 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year. Migori County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the […]

19 June 2017

County’s total fertility rate (5.2) is higher than the national rate of 3.9 and also means that Mandera County has a high birth rate. However, the adolescent birth rate is notably lower than the national rate – about 3 out of every 100 girls aged 15-19 gives birth every year compared to 10 out of 100 at national level. Mandera County is one of 15 Counties that account for over 60% of maternal deaths in Kenya. The latest estimate of the County’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 3795 deaths per 100,000 live births and is the highest in the country. […]

12 June 2017

This fact sheet highlights the status of adolescent SRH in Kirinyaga County in relation to the national trends. The data are drawn from the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey, 2012 Kenya AIDS indicator Survey and the 2014 Basic Education Statistical Booklet.

25 May 2017

This fact sheet highlights the status of adolescent SRH in Machakos County in relation to the national trends. The data are drawn from the 2014 Demographic and Health Survey, 2012 Kenya AIDS indicator Survey and the 2014 Basic Education Statistical Booklet.

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