Multi Country Survey on Abortion

The WHO Multicounty Survey on Abortion-related Morbidity is a large cross-sectional study that aims to investigate the frequency and in a worldwide network of health facilities. This study will collect information on all women presenting with abortion-related complications in the hospital facilities, during a two to three month period. The study will have a phased implementation, beginning with the countries in the African region, followed by the countries of South East Asia, Mediterranean and Western Pacific regions, and ending with the Americas.


In Kenya, the survey was scheduled to commenced in December 2016, 30 facilities (hospitals) were to be 23 facilities qualified for the study cutting across 11 counties namely; Nairobi, Kiambu, Muranga, Nyeri, Nakuru,

Baringo,Kericho,Bomet,Kitale,Uasin Gishu,Elgeyo Marakwet.


  1. Trainings: Conducted trainings in April 2017 and begun the three month data collection period on 1st May 2017.
  2. Data Collection: The nature of survey includes data collection via individual forms and an exit computer interview for the eligible participants.
  3. Site Visits: We conducted site visit between 16th- 31st May 2017 and this was to correct data errors noted during collection in the earliest time possible and also to create motivation to learn and improve data collection..