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.

 

The gift of a care package for a new mother and baby

The gift of a care package for a new mother and baby

A gift of £40 provides a care package for a mother and her newborn baby Maternity Africa provides care packages for destitute mothers when they leave Kivulini Maternity Centre with their new babies. The packs contain food and baby supplies to support women at a...

Fistula camp underway

Fistula camp underway

Maternity Africa screened more than 85 women who arrived at Kivulini Maternity Centre from across Tanzania over the past few weeks for treatment. About 60 of them were then scheduled for surgery. Doctors from Kivulini Maternity Centre and an international Doctor...

Nanyori

Nanyori

Nanyori is 38 years old. She comes from a village nearby, and has underlying health issues. She delivered babies six times already, although only three of them are living. Nanyori is married, but her husband disappeared eight months ago. She heard that he is in Kenya...

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...

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