Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew

 

Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, prepares to help Veronica Atieno, right, deliver her baby in Emily’s one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, late at night in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, May 28, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal roofing with trepidation.

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