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.

Hosiana helps our teenager mums

It was super having Hosiana with us for seven weeks for the fieldwork aspect of her college course. She spent time across many of our departments at Kivulini Maternity Centre, including fistula, family planning and maternity. Many vulnerable and marginalised teenage...

Reaching rural communities

This is Lucas Toroya, Maternity Africa's Outreach Coordinator. Lucas is a social worker, and is very familiar with cultural and health-related matters across Tanzania. This fortnight, Lucas is in Simiyu, a neighbouring region where some estimates report that only 42%...

Great news for our American donors

US-based donors can now make tax deductible contributions to the Maternity Africa (USA) Fund through our partner, King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). KBFUS is a public charity within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue...

Dr Andrew – new Chairman of FIGO Committee

FIGO is the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. It brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. FIGO is dedicated to the improvement of women’s health and rights and to the reduction of disparities in...

World Health Day – great quarterly results

Sunday celebrated Word Health Day. Universal health coverage is the World Health Organization's number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community. Maternity Africa...

New record of safe deliveries in March

Maternity Africa is thankful for its new record number of deliveries in a month - 110 in March, with 111 babies born. All of the mothers are safe. Thank you especially to all of our dedicated staff who work so hard at Kivulini Maternity Centre, Tanzania, caring for...

UK Mother’s Day!

It was a joy to welcome these two brothers - premature twins - into the world on Friday at Kivulini Maternity Centre here in Northern Tanzania. Here they are, wrapped up to retain their precious body heat. They are still with us to help ensure that they are growing...

Beauty: beyond the call of duty

This is Beauty. Beauty is 22 years old, and works at Kivulini Maternity Centre as a nurse / midwife. She joined Maternity Africa in April 2018 - her first job after being a student. Beauty recently finished a busy nightshift at 7am on the maternity ward. However, the...


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