PUBLICATION: Health Policy and Planning
Fotso, J. C., & Mukiira, C.
This paper uses data from a maternal health study carried out in 2006 in two slums of Nairobi, Kenya, to: describe perceptions of access to and quality of care among women living in informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya; quantify
the effects of women’s perceived quality of, and access to, care on the utilization of delivery services; and draw policy implications regarding the delivery of maternal health services to the urban poor. Based on the results of the facility
survey, all health facilities were classified as ‘appropriate’ or ‘inappropriate’. The research was based on the premise that despite the poor quality of these maternal health facilities, their responsiveness to the socio-cultural and economic sensitivities of women would result in good perceptions and higher utilization by women.
Carol works in two projects under the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health research program. These are the Packard Western Kenya (PWK) project aimed at reversing the stall in fertility decline in Western Kenya and the...