KIVULINI

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.

Learning from and teaching our patients

Understanding the needs and concerns of our patients is very important, so that we can care for them properly.  The clinical staff at Maternity Africa also need to explain important and life-saving concepts to our patients as well.  Today, as we celebrate...

Reaching ladies in rural Tanzania

Today is World Day of Social Justice.  Ladies in rural Tanzania also have a right to access good maternal health care.  Good maternal health care helps to prevent severe birthing injuries, such as obstetric fistula.  At the weekend, Maternity Africa's...

The Good Samaritan

A neighbour living close to Kivulini Maternity Centre was driving home from work the other day.  He noticed a young woman collapsed on the side of the dirt road.  The young woman appeared to be suffering terrible pain, alone and ‘very’ pregnant.  The...

World Radio Day

Maternity Africa is delighted to spread the news about the importance of good maternal health care.  In radio shows, we are able to share how our hospital at Kivulini Maternity Centre provides reproductive health services, free of charge for some of Tanzania’s...

Our Biomedical Engineer, Zawadi

Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Maternity Africa employs many women across its various clinical and non-clinical departments.  We are very pleased that Zawadi is one of our valued women staff.  Zawadi is responsible for...

Fransisca’s Story

Fransisca is 29 years old and comes from a local village.  She has five children, including twins, born by Caesarean Section at another local hospital.  Her second baby was born at home.  However, Fransisca heard from her sister in law about the new Maternity Africa...

Moving on after Moving in

One year ago this week, the MA team moved into The Kivulini Maternity Centre. It was still a building site surrounded by rubble One year on, 6 of that original team are still here and have been joined by others to make a team of 71. Its been a remarkable and...

My experience giving birth at Kivulini

My name is Flora and I am 25 years old. I came to the antenatal clinic at Kivulini and started having contractions the next day. The contractions lasted for 7 hours before I had to go to the theatre as there was a problem. The baby was delivered and although the baby...

Flying High

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) are a wonderful Christian organisation who are engaged in health care provision to rural communities beyond Arusha. MA was invited to join them on a flight to assess the maternal health needs in one of the communities that they serve....

Youth on a mission

As Maternity Africa grows, we are invested in supporting and forming partnerships with other organizations who also are involved in serving the same community as we do. In December, we had a group of 16 teenagers come for the day from the Girls Foundation of Tanzania....

Record Deliveries in December!

We closed 2018 with a record 107 deliveries for December here at the maternity centre. On New Year’s Day we opened the doors to a New Year by seeing one baby boy safely into the world. We are grateful for the dedication of all the clinical team that have kept working...

Happy New Year From All The Staff at Kivulini

2018 has been a wonderful year for us here in Kivulini. We finished the construction of the centre, spent 2 months orientating new staff and finally officially opened for business on the 9 th of June. In this first half year we have done a staggering 466 deliveries...

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