Veronica Atieno remembers feeling her way through the dark alleys between the shacks that make up Nairobi’s slums, picking her way past raw sewage and rusty, razor-sharp metal roofing with trepidation.
Mother Veronica Atieno, left, holds her daughter Shaniz Joy Juma, center, delivered a month earlier by a traditional birth attendant during a dusk-to-dawn curfew, accompanied by her husband Gabriel Owour Juma, right, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP)
Traditional birth attendant Emily Owino walks down an alley near her home, where she assists women in delivering babies, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP)