Kenya – Devolve research on unsafe abortion to find solution

Devolve research on unsafe abortion to find solutions
A collective number of cases reported countrywide will not mitigate problem

by Daniel Otieno
24 April 2019

In Kenya, seven women die daily as a result of unsafe abortion. However, the missing information is the prevalence of abortion at the county level. For example, Kisumu and Homa Bay are among the top 10 counties leading in deaths of women.

There is, however, no specific information on deaths related to unsafe abortion. Do we have numbers of women who died while attempting to terminate a pregnancy? How do we arrive at the estimated 464,000 cases of unsafe abortion?