Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre is located near the city of Arusha in Northern Tanzania.  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 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 48 bed, administrative offices and staff accommodation. 

Thanks to the generosity of Maternity Africa’s 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.

Emergency Care in the Air

This week in Kivulini we were faced with many more obstetric emergencies. Women arrive at all hours of the day from all the rural communities that surround us. Mostly they are unannounced so we always have to be in a state of readiness in the maternity unit. On Monday...


Hadija is only eight years old. She fell and was impaled on a stick injuring her urethra and causing a large fistula. Leaking urine continually she was teased and unable to go to school. After suffering for six months, she was found by our outreach team and brought to...

Outpatients Clinic At Kivulini

We are delighted that here in Kivulini Maternity Centre we are having more and more women attending for free, quality antenatal, postnatal and family planning care. The rural community around the centre is demonstrating trust by attending for these outpatient...

Hitting New Heights

All of Maternity Africa’s donors and supporters are the lifeblood of Maternity Africa. Recently we had one special visitor who got to see first hand how her fundraising effort made a difference in women’s lives. Sarah, a high school student, fundraised US$5,200 to...

Emergency Care Saves Lives

Over the last year the team in Kivulini have become very experienced in giving emergency obstetric care. We have learned together how to organize urgent emergencies and have put into place lifesaving procedures that are defining the high standard of care within the...

Serving Teenegers

Hannah is 18 years old and lives with her parents in a village on the rural outskirts of Arusha. She is the 7th of 9 children. She completed standard primary education. Hannah is now 8 months pregnant and attended the antenatal clinic with her mum. This was not a...

Doctor Doreen: saving precious lives

Meet Maternity Africa's Doctor Doreen Moshi. Doctor Doreen is an Assistant Medical Officer at Kivulini Maternity Centre, and one of our leading doctors. Doctor Doreen qualified as a General Practitioner at the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health, then...


Bibi Lucy is unsure about her age. She was pregnant during the time that the first president of Tanzania was in power. She delivered her baby by operation and following this was left with a fistula. The baby didn’t survive. She...

Saving lives by giving blood

Today is World Blood Donor Day. According to the World Health Organization, the event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. It also raises awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals...

Kivulini Maternity Centre: first year celebration

Although Maternity Africa was founded in 2013 initially to serve patients at other hospitals, its own new 48-bed facility, Kivulini Maternity Centre opened officially on 9 June 2018. We celebrated the Centre's first birthday on Sunday, with Arusha House Church....

Celebrating our 1,000th delivery

Hannah delivered her bouncing baby at Maternity Africa's Kivulini Maternity Centre on 31 May. We are delighted that this is a celebration of another safe delivery, and the 1,000th delivery since 28 May 2018, when we had our first one in the brand new hospital....


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