In Kenya CRVS and DHIS are still failing to record maternal deaths adequately

Although the government made maternal death notification mandatory in 2004 and put in place a maternal death review system the same year, the district health information system (DHIS 2) and civil registration and vital statistics systems have not captured the number of maternal deaths adequately.Only 15 per cent of the maternal deaths that occurred in 2014 were recorded, meaning that maternal deaths are under-reported. The report recommends additional investments in maternal and child healthcare by both National and county governments and use of new technologies to save mothers’ lives. At the county level, the report urges devolved units to, within a year, improve performance at facilities and train workers.

Source: Tragedy of mothers dying when bringing forth life