Nurse feted by UN
25 October 2011, 13:03
Nairobi – The United Nations on Monday have named Pamela Achieng’ Sombe the UN Person of the year for her work in promoting maternal health in Kenya.
As she received her award, Achieng’ who is a nurse in a remote village clinic in Nduru Koli, Nyanza said that she decided to make maternal health a priority in her work because a baby whose mother dies is not likely to survive. I take time to educate women about their health she added as she spoke to Capital News.
According to government statistics, at least 6,000 women die in Kenya annually from pregnancy-related complications.
Achieng appealed to the government and development partners to help equip and staff dispensaries to handle deliveries.
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