Kivulini Maternity Centre – News

Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre is located in rural Northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha. Since ofifically opening in June 2018, the centre has provided a spectrum of quality, evidence-based maternal healthcare services. These include antenatal care, intrapartum care, postnatal care, comprehensive family planning counselling and treatment and 24-hour Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC).

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

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

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.

Check out some of the latest stories from Kivulini Maternity Centre below.

 

Maternity Africa prepares for fistula camp

Maternity Africa prepares for fistula camp

Life at Maternity Africa's Kivulini Maternity Centre is extremely busy these days. We are seeing record numbers of women coming here to give birth safely (226 deliveries in September), and around 50 women have arrived or are on their way for the first 'fistula camp'...

Successful outreach at local factory

Successful outreach at local factory

Earlier this month a team of three of Maternity Africa's midwives were welcomed to a large local factory to conduct a sexual and reproductive health outreach event for its staff. That first visit was so successful that a subsequent visit to the factory yesterday was...

Obstetric fistula and mental health

Obstetric fistula and mental health

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. Nearly all fistula patients suffer from clinical depression. Studies document the social and psychological...

Sinyati

Sinyati

Sinyati is 19.  Before coming to Kivulini Maternity Centre she already had one baby. Her husband works as a watchman 160 miles away in Nairobi, Kenya and Sinyati lives with her parents-in-law, at a village far from Kivulini Maternity Centre. Sinyati recently arrived...

Aisha

Aisha

This is Aisha, who delivered eight babies, although sadly one did not survive.  Aisha is 38 years old. She used to be a small-scale farmer, able to meet some basic needs, including school fees for her children. Aisha’s husband used to take some of her money to...

The miraculous survival of a new baby

The miraculous survival of a new baby

Meet 24 year old Neema Philbert, mother of two. She delivered a son at Maternity Africa's Kivulini Maternity Centre on 16 June 2020. Shortly afterwards, Neema's son started vomiting, and was taken to the Centre's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for close monitoring and...

International Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August 2020)

International Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August 2020)

An article published recently in International Journal of Pediatrics states that  "A majority of the mothers [surveyed in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania] were positive towards breastfeeding. They believed that it prevents child sickness, creates happiness, and is good...

Irene and her twins

Irene and her twins

Here is Irene, 25. She lives with her husband, 30. Irene works as a housewife, and her husband is a driver. Irene arrived at Kivulini Maternity Centre a few days ago with labour contractions, and knowing that twins were on the way. She wanted to deliver them safely....

Teenage pregnancy programme

Teenage pregnancy programme

Teenage pregnancy continues to be prevalent in Tanzania.  As United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) reports here, “when a girl becomes pregnant, her life can change radically. Her education ends and her job prospects diminish. She becomes more vulnerable to poverty...

Triplets discharged

Triplets discharged

Rehema delivered her triplets at Kivulini Maternity Centre on 4 June - read here for that story. Her babies were small, so Maternity Africa cared for them in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Together with their mum, they were discharged a few days ago. Thanks to the...

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