Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya's COVID-19 curfew

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Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya's COVID-19 curfew

Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, prepares to help Veronica Atieno, right, deliver her baby in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, late at night in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, May 28, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino walks down an alley near her home, where she assists women in delivering babies, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, right, massages a pregnant woman, before assisting in delivering her baby, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mother Veronica Atieno, left, looks on as her husband Gabriel Owour Juma holds their daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, delivered a month earlier by a traditional birth attendant during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, accompanied by elder daughter Valine Shalom Juma, right, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno endures labor pains as traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, behind, assists her in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno, center, bites down on a wooden cooking spoon as traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, assists her before delivering her baby in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, cuts with a razor blade the umbilical cord of newborn daughter Shaniz Joy Juma after she was delivered by her mother Veronica Atieno, center, in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino cleans up after helping Veronica Atieno deliver her daughter Shaniz Joy Juma in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, hands over newborn daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, center, to her mother Veronica Atieno, right, after she was born in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno carries her daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, delivered a month earlier by a traditional birth attendant during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya's COVID-19 curfew

Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, prepares to help Veronica Atieno, right, deliver her baby in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, late at night in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, May 28, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino walks down an alley near her home, where she assists women in delivering babies, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, right, massages a pregnant woman, before assisting in delivering her baby, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mother Veronica Atieno, left, looks on as her husband Gabriel Owour Juma holds their daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, delivered a month earlier by a traditional birth attendant during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, accompanied by elder daughter Valine Shalom Juma, right, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno endures labor pains as traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, behind, assists her in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno, center, bites down on a wooden cooking spoon as traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, assists her before delivering her baby in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, cuts with a razor blade the umbilical cord of newborn daughter Shaniz Joy Juma after she was delivered by her mother Veronica Atieno, center, in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino cleans up after helping Veronica Atieno deliver her daughter Shaniz Joy Juma in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino, left, hands over newborn daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, center, to her mother Veronica Atieno, right, after she was born in Emily's one-room house during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Veronica Atieno carries her daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, delivered a month earlier by a traditional birth attendant during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, July 3, 2020. Kenya already had one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, and though data are not yet available on the effects of the curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, experts believe the number of women and babies who die in childbirth has increased significantly since it was imposed mid-March. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
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