Causes of High Infant Mortality Rate in Kacheliba Town Council North Pokot District.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
There has been high expenditure by the government and Non Governmental Organizations on maternal mortality rate as a way to reduce maternal mortality rate. As a result, I investigated the impact of maternal mortality rate in North Pokot District. The study involved both quantitative and qualitative methods. The technique sampling was also used to collect the data with a sample size of 50 respondents. The instruments of data collection included, self administered questionnaires, focused group discussions and interviewing. From the study findings, it shows that the causes of natural disasters include, limited sensitization, poor farming methods, high population growth rates, cutting of tree. It was also found out that the impacts of natural disasters includes, destruction of infrastructures ,destruction of properties ,diseases outbreak, death of people. The solutions of natural disasters include, planting of trees in hilly areas, improve infrastructures, increase awareness and sensitization, resettling of people to other areas. The conclusions includes, existence of a pre-disaster social protection system, quick policy responses and innovative approaches in both financing and delivery of social protection farmers, reallocating the local government personnel and local cadres, severely damaged social protection institutions have restored functionality in a very short period of time by intensifying the use of surviving resources, there can be lack of personnel and lack of communication and transportation means for social protection agencies to perform normally, the government should address those concerns including corruption and misallocation of resources meant for the disasters.
A research report submitted to the College of Education, Open, Distance and E-Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelors Degree in Guidance and Counseling Kampala International University.
High Infant Mortality Rate, Causes, North Pokot District