Healthcare System Factors Associated with Access to Maternal Health Care in Kenya

Beatrice Otindu, University of Nairobi

A health care system is the association of people, resources and institutions that deliver health care services to achieve target populations health needs. Maternal health refers to the health of women throughout the pregnancy, delivery and post delivery period. It is among the prominent challenges related to health. The health status of mothers and children is the index showing economic condition of the country. The health of mother is connected with the life of newborns. Maternal health leads to reduces mortality and morbidity of both the mother and the baby. The main objective is to determine how access of maternal healthcare services is influenced by health system factors in Kenya. This study will make use of data from the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) 2014, the study will investigate a myriad of variables both health and non-health related. The model proposed for the analysis is the logistic regression approach.

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2