IJSRP, Volume 11, Issue 9, September 2021 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Wilson Kipkemboi Kemei, Charles Walekhwa, Stanslaus Musyoki
Ending unsafe abortion is a pressing public-health and human-rights imperative. In Kenya, unsafe abortion is among the five main reasons associated with maternal ill health and deaths and will remain so until safe abortion is more accessible across the country. In responding to unsafe abortion as a major but preventable reason for maternal deaths in Kenya, the Medical Services Ministry developed a Post-Abortion Care (PAC) policy to guide in forcing down unsafe abortion related ill-health and deaths in accordance with the 2010 constitution. It remains unclear how widely the PAC model is being implemented by health care providers who may be facing several challenges, consequently undermining prevention of maternal deaths.