Costs of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Kenya

Project Duration

2010 - 2013

Project Funder

MacArthur Foundation and DFID Kenya

Project Countries


Project issues/theme

Family Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Lead Project Partners

Family Care International (FCI) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)

ICRW Project Director

Aslihan Kes



Poor maternal health outcomes result in huge social and economic costs for women and the communities they live in. ICRW, Family Care International (FCI) and Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) have been conducting a research study to explore the short- and long-term costs and consequences of maternal death. This project, based in Kenya, aims to document and analyze financial, economic and social costs to families and communities affected by maternal death

The data highlights the importance of maternal health for the health and well-being of newborns and children, as well as the other surviving household members, and contribute to advocacy efforts for increased attention to maternal mortality and investments in maternal health by adding to the knowledge base about, and disseminating our findings on, the extent and types of costs of maternal death