LATEST NEWS FROM KIVULINI MATERNITY CENTRE

Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre is located in rural Northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha.  It opened officially in June 2018, and provides a spectrum of good, evidence-based maternal healthcare services.  These include antenatal care, intrapartum care, postnatal care and comprehensive family planning counselling and treatment.  24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) is available on site. 

At Kivulini Maternity Centre, Maternity Africa also provides surgery for ladies suffering from obstetric fistula and other birth-induced injuries. 

Kivulini Maternity Centre is equipped with its own laboratory, theatre, pharmacy, wards accommodating up to 56 beds, administrative offices and staff accommodation. 

Thanks to the kindness of Maternity Africa’s generous donors, all of the services are provided free of charge to the vulnerable and marginalised women and girls of childbearing age treated at Kivulini Maternity Centre.

Please read some of the latest stories from Kivulini Maternity Centre below.

 

January 2020 – 163 deliveries, new record

January 2020 – 163 deliveries, new record

Maternity Africa is delighted to announce a new record for monthly deliveries in January 2020 – 163.  This is a tremendous outcome, and almost 60% higher than for January 2019 (103). One and a half years since the formal opening of Kivulini Maternity Centre, it is...

Delays in seeking care

Delays in seeking care

A number of reasons influence a woman's choice or ability to seek maternal healthcare on time. Delays can cost a woman her life. Recent research undertaken in Tanzania by International Growth Centre states, 'In exploring the delay in seeking care, an interesting...

Leah getting ready for fistula surgery

Leah getting ready for fistula surgery

Leah is 21 years old.  She is one of six siblings, and has a twin.  She was adopted by a lady that had no children of her own.  However, Leah’s adoptive mother subsequently had a baby, and then she hated Leah. Leah suffered greatly. She managed to...

Celebration of Life Week – with Mary

Celebration of Life Week – with Mary

Mary is 24 years old.  She lives with her husband and now has three children. Mary and her husband work in a factory that makes nets.  There are many chemicals around, and it is hard work.  Mary became pregnant for the third time.  She attended a...

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife – 2020

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife – 2020

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. They are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children. They give lifesaving immunizations and health advice. They look after sick people and generally meet everyday essential...

Neema brought by plane

Neema brought by plane

Neema is 20 years old and was very ill.  Three days ago, Flying Medical Service (https://flyingmedicalservice.org/) flew her on a small plane for treatment at Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre. She comes from a remote district some distance away in the...

Rehema and her new baby

Rehema and her new baby

Rehema is 25 years old.  She is married with two children.  Remema worked at a small hotel so that she could afford to buy food.  The hotel was troublesome, and the owner believed that Rehema was earning too much money.  So, he told her to leave her job.  Rehema then...

Anna and her new baby

Anna and her new baby

Anna is 26 years old.  She is married and now has two children.  She and her husband work at a factory to make ends meet. When she became pregnant, Anna had to attend work as usual.  Her tasks were difficult, involving many chemicals that sometimes...

Giving Tuesday – help someone like Sarah

Giving Tuesday – help someone like Sarah

Sarah is 19.  Her father has two wives and she is the sixth of seven children.  She was fortunate to study up to seventh grade but failed her exams, so she got married.  Sarah’s husband owns a small shop and from his small income they are able to care for themselves....

Great news for our Canada-based donors

Great news for our Canada-based donors

Canada-based donors can now make tax-deductible contributions to the Canadian Friends of Maternity Africa Fund through our partner, KBF CANADA Foundation.  KBF CANADA Foundation is a large international philanthropic network that brings together donors,...

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