Reproductive health in nomadic communities: Challenges of culture and choice


J. Nduba, Anke van der Kwaak, Gerard Baltissen

Since the late 1980s, improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality have been key concerns of several international meetings, including the Millennium Summit in 2000.2 One of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted after the summit involves improving maternal health (MDG5). Although reproductive health is not pecifically named, it is widely recognised that ensuring universal access to reproductive health care, including family planning and sexual health, is essential for achieving all the MDGs, and vice versa.