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How Traditions On Newly Born Infants Influence Infant Mortality In Butula Sub-county, Busia County, Kenya
In most developing countries of the world high infant mortality is still a major concern that has been recognized as an issue that warrants serious attention. In Kenya, cultural factors like emphasis on large families are associated with higher infant mortality. Infants lost through death cannot be recovered and the investment put in place for them by the family and government goes to waste. The objective of this paper was to assess how tradition under which an infant is born influenced infant mortality in Butula Sub-county of Busia County. The average national infant mortality rate in Kenya is 37 deaths per 1000 live births, the world average is 30.1 deaths per 1000 live births
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