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.


Jane, 15

Jane, 15

Jane (not her real name) is 15 years old, the eldest of three children.  She was attending secondary school.  Her parents divorced because of family conflicts.  Jane thinks it is because her father often got very drunk.  Whenever he gets money he...

Local students, teachers and parents donate blood

Local students, teachers and parents donate blood

Blood loss is common during certain surgeries. Maternity Africa relies on the local population for all-important blood donations so that we can treat our patients properly. Local international school, UWC East Africa Arusha Campus, recently organised a hugely...

Neema, 14

Neema's stepfather raped her. She is only 14. She was taken to an orphanage, which took her to Kivulini Maternity Centre, 36 weeks pregnant. Neema does not know her biological father. According to her mother, he disappeared when Neema was very young, and her mother...

Teenager Irene

Teenager Irene

14 year old Irene was a student at a local secondary school. Her family is very poor and could not pay for her education, so her uncle brought her to Arusha from nearby Kilimanjaro Region for her to study. The man who got Irene pregnant ran off. According to Tanzanian...

Amina – 22 years with fistula

Amina – 22 years with fistula

Amina is from Shinyanga in northern Tanzania and is 44 years old. She developed a fistula 22 years ago, caused by prolonged labour and because of a physical deformity that she suffered during a fall. Amina lives in a village where it is very difficult to arrange...

Janeth – social care pack

Janeth – social care pack

Meet Janeth, 42 years old. She is a mother of five, aged 17, 12, 5, and newborn twins. She lives in a single room with her husband and all the children. There is one bed. The children sleep on the floor. Janeth attended Kivulini Maternity Centre for antenatal care....

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