First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is so passionate about #BeyondZero campaign which may seem just a PR campaign for President Uhuru ahead of August elections
The sad truth is that the First Lady lost one of her children during birth some 20 years ago.
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The second-born baby girl after Jomo Kenyatta died immediately she was born
The now First Lady was traumatized then and took some counseling to ever recover.
In order to improve maternal and child health outcomes in the country, the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta launched the ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ on 24 January in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
“I am deeply saddened by the fact that women and children in our country die from causes that can be avoided. It doesn’t have to be this way,” said Ms Kenyatta. “This is why I am launching the ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ which will bring prenatal and postnatal medical treatment to women and children in our country.”
According to the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women and Children’s Health 2013 Update Report, in 2012 alone, more than 100 000 children died before their fifth birthday—largely due to preventable causes.
In the same year, 13 000 new HIV infections occurred among children and 62% of children living with HIV did not access life-saving antiretroviral drugs