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May 24, 2011
New report to be released on quality of health care services in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya
The Minister of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 Hon. Wycliff Oparanya, will officially release the 2010 Service Provision Assessment (KSPA) survey results. The report paints a mixed picture of Kenya’s health facilities. Child care, antenatal care, family planning, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections are widely available in at least two-thirds of Kenyan health care facilities.

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Mar 03, 2011
Services for child health, family planning, and HIV testing available in more than 80% of health care facilities in Namibia

Windhoek, Namibia
Most health care facilities in Namibia offer the full range of primary care services, according to the 2009 Namibia Health Facility Census (NHFC), the first survey of its kind in Namibia. Nine in ten facilities provide family planning, outpatient care for sick children, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, and HIV testing and counseling, and eight in ten facilities offer antenatal care. Lack of infection control and essential equipment in some services remains a major challenge, the new survey reports.

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Dec 13, 2010
Infant and child mortality rates in Timor-Leste remain high despite substantial decline over the last five years

Dili, Timor-Leste
Infant and child mortality are declining in Timor-Leste, according to the newly released 2009-10 Timor-Leste Demographic and Health Survey (TLDHS). Still, many children are suffering from malnutrition, and too few are fully vaccinated. High fertility and closely spaced pregnancies also place young children at risk.

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Oct 26, 2010
Maldives: New national survey shows improvements in health

Malé, Maldives
Results from the 2009 Maldives Demographic and Health Survey (MDHS) show that more Maldivian children are living past their fifth birthday. The survey also reveals high rates of child immunisation. Moreover, nearly all pregnant women in the Maldives receive antenatal care from skilled provider and deliver in a health facility assisted by a skilled provider.

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Jun 15, 2010
Kenya: New survey shows improvements in health
Nairobi, Kenya

The Minister for Public Health and Sanitation, Hon. Mrs. Beth Wambui Mugo, launched the main report of the 2008-09 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) today. It shows that Kenya has made progress in improving children’s health and reducing fertility. More children are living past their fifth birthday, and fertility has declined very modestly. There have also been increases in HIV testing and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge. Read more