Dr. Kagendo J. Francis; Prof. Leonard M. Kisovi and Samuel C.J.Otor
Globally, high maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates have more often than not been associated with the low consumption of services offered within the maternal and child well-being programmes. Inability of the mothers to register for the programmes has partially been implied on the low support accorded to them by their male partners. Male partner participation in the programmes is on the other hand associated with increased consumption of the services and the subsequent reduction in maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates. Most of these phenomena is reported in developing countries most of which are located in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya, only 47% of mothers receive the recommended (WHO) services during pregnancy and delivery. This has been associated with high maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates.
Dr. Kagendo J. Francis; Prof. Leonard M. Kisovi and Samuel C.J.Otor (2018); Low knowledge and awareness of the male partners in maternal and child well-being programmes as a drawback to their participation in the programmes in Kiambu County, Kenya; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(9) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.9.2018.p8172