Erastus Maina

Erastus Maina is Program Manager of Safe Surgery 2020 based in Kenya. He oversees the Safe Surgery 2020 work and relationships in Ethiopia and Tanzania and provides strategic support to the program’s implementing partners. Previously, Erastus worked with PwC in Kenya, managing a maternal and reproductive health program.

Articles by Erastus Maina

  • Erin Barringer / Erastus Maina

    A C-Section Should Not Be a Privilege: Expanding Access to Life-Saving Maternal Care

    For every 100,000 live births, 814 women die in Nigeria, 725 die in Liberia, and 443 die in Zimbabwe. (For comparison, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world at 26.4). One major reason is limited access to C-sections – a persistent problem in low-resource settings, where health systems often lack the people, supplies and infrastructure to perform the procedure safely. Erin Barringer and Erastus Maina at Safe Surgery 2020 discuss this challenge, and how their partnership is successfully addressing it in remote parts of Ethiopia and Tanzania.

    Health Care
    global development
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