Kivulini is a Swahili word meaning ‘shade’ – and this is what we hope to offer the women and children who come to us. The centre will specialise in offering excellent obstetric care for the region’s poorest residents, while providing a model environment for experienced and trainee midwives to enhance their skills. The complex includes 44 beds, a dedicated skills lab and staff hostel, fistula surgery, waiting areas and a café for patients.

Bibi’s life restored!

The beautiful smile on this  BiBi’s face tells the story of hope and restoration. BiBi had suffered the debilitating and painful condition of a prolapsed uterus, for many years. Now she is healed after a successful surgery. Sharing this special day with  Bibi is our...

Ben McDonald

We are celebrating Ben McDonald's life here in Kivulini Maternity Hospital, Arusha. Ben represents living life to the full for us who were privileged to be part of his journey, from the beginning until he crossed the finishing line and we are determined that his...

Fistula Conquered

 Neema is 23 years old expecting her 3rd baby. Neema experienced obstructed labour during the difficult birth of her first baby. The baby girl was born alive but the long delivery left Neema with an obstetric fistula. Soon after Neema was pregnant again with her...

Meet Christina

Christina joined Maternity Africa April 2018 as part of the team of three cooks responsible for the catering needs of all the patients and the staff at the centre. Christina is originally from a rural area within Manyara and has been in the catering...

What the Kivulini Maternity Centre means to Naomi

Naomi has had  6 pregnancies, 4 live children, her last baby was born dead. She lives in a remote Maasai Village where all of her previous deliveries had occurred. She was presented to Kivulini, in false labour with baby number 6. Today,  That same...

Obstructed labor story

Mama Mbabakwini arrived at Kivulini after being in obstructed labour for 2 days - trying desperately to deliver her 5th baby in her Maasai Village. The baby was still alive ...just...      ( most babies can only survive the ordeal of an obstructed labour...

Baby number 100 arrives at Kivulini center!

Baby 100 arrives at Kivulini. An amazing Milestone in the last 10 weeks since our opening. Agatha's baby represents the 100th safe birth at Kivulini. Zero neonatal deaths and zero maternal deaths. Mama Agatha with her baby

Our Second Fistula Camp

The ladies have arrived for second fistula camp at Kivulini. While they are waiting for surgery they enjoyed the craft activity of braiding wool. The braided wool is then cut Into short lengths, stitched and used as an identification bracelet for the...


Since Kivulini maternity Centre opened, we have delivered 82 babies. Several of these newborns have required more intensive transitional care. This requires a well-trained team of clinicians-both midwives and doctors who have the confidence and ability to recognize...

First baby born in August

Ruth was born in a poor family in 1988. She didn’t have a primary education. When she was young, she was encouraged to make money for the family by selling tomatoes. She was married when she was 25 years old and had 2 children already who were both born inGovernment...

Maternity Africa Staff gives birth at our clinic

My name is Gloria Mayunga,  I am a midwife at Kivulini Maternity Centre where I started working on the 9th of April this year. I was already pregnant at this time. I love working with the team here as it is so lovely and cooperative. Today I am so grateful and...

Operations underway!

Kivulini Maternity Centre is now open and we have been delighted to have delivered our first 10 babies As we reach the communities around the Centre, we continue to seek those women who most need help in gaining good antenatal, delivery and postnatal care when they...


Latest Stories

Our People

Work at Kivulini


Become a donor

Become a volunteer

Get Involved

Get in touch

P.O Box 16464

Arusha, Tanzania

Maternity Africa | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Sitemap | Done by Elixir-Tek


Pin It on Pinterest