Fact Sheets

  • Child Marriage in Malawi October, 2017

    Child marriage (marriage to a person less than 18 years old) remains a key development challenge in Malawi. The country registers 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.

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  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: Wajir County 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 maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 1683 deaths per 100,000 live births. Child death rates in Wajir County mirror the national trend although the neonatal death rate is slightly higher and the infant and under-five death rates are slightly lower. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Wajir County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies

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  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: Marsabit County 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 (MMR) is 1127 deaths per 100,000 live births. Child death rates in Marsabit County mirror the national trend although the neonatal death rate is slightly higher and under five death rates are slightly lower. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Marsabit County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies

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  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: Mandera County June, 2017

    Mandera County has a population of just over 1 million people. About half of the population is aged below 15, 14% are aged under 5 and 33% are aged 10-19. Mandera 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. Child death rates in Mandera County mirror the national trend although neonatal death rates are slightly higher and infant and under five death rates are slightly lower. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Mandera County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies.

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  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: Lamu County 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 latest estimate of the County’s maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is 676 deaths per 100,000 live births. Child death rates in Lamu County mirror the national trend but are higher. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Lamu County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies.

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  • Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health: Isiolo County 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 mortality ratio (MMR) is 790 deaths per 100,000 live births. Child death rates in Isiolo County mirror the national trend although the neonatal death rate is slightly higher and infant and under five death rates are slightly lower. High maternal and child death rates are linked to high birth rates and limited access to life saving maternal and child health interventions. This fact sheet highlights the status of key reproductive, maternal and child health interventions in Isiolo County, in relation to the national status. The data are drawn from the 2009 and 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, the Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey (KAIS, 2007), the UN and other national and global studies.

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