Journal article

Access and utilisation of reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health services among women who inject drugs in coastal Kenya: Findings from a qualitative study

James Ndimbii, Sylvia Ayon, Taib Abdulrahman, Samantha Mahinda, Fatma Jeneby, Gregory Armstrong, Gitau Mburu

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The Kenyan government has committed to increasing access to comprehensive reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health (RMNCH) services. However, inequalities still exist. Women who inject drugs are an important sub-population for public health interventions, yet their RMNCH needs have largely been overlooked. Additionally, there is a lack of research to inform RMNCH interventions for this sub-population. METHODS: In 2015, we undertook interviews and focus group discussions with 45 women who inject drugs and five key stakeholders to understand these women's RMNCH experiences and needs. RESULTS: Women' access to essential services across the RMNCH continuum was low. Two thi..

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