|dc.description.abstract||Maternal health refers to the health of
the mother during pregnancy, childbirth
and the postpartum period( WHO, 2008).
Access and utilization of basic health
care in rural Kenya is a worrying issue.
Kenya is one of the countries in the
Sub-Saharan Africa with the highest
Maternal-Child mortality.It is estimated that Kenya has MMR of
414 per 100,000 live births(KHDS, 2007)
USAID/ MCHIP recent report indicated
an estimated 21 women die every day of
pregnancy related cases in Kenya
Same report says approximately 120
newborns die every day within 24 hours