LATEST NEWS FROM KIVULINI MATERNITY CENTRE

Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre is located in rural Northern Tanzania, near the city of Arusha.  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 comprehensive 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 56 beds, administrative offices and staff accommodation. 

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.

Please read some of the latest stories from Kivulini Maternity Centre below.

 

Joyce and her new baby

Joyce and her new baby

Joyce is 23 years old and is one of seven children. She had an opportunity to go to school up to fourth grade. Following this, she studied tailoring, but was unable to start a business because she had no money. She got married in May 2019 and soon became...

Skin to skin with my baby

Skin to skin with my baby

My name is Ruth. I am 19 years old and my father has three wives. My mother has seven children. I didn’t go to school. My father chose a man to marry me. I was married at 18 years and soon became pregnant. My family was happy and okay with this. At 31 weeks of...

Men at work

Men at work

Here at Kivulini Maternity Centre we have 70 staff in total. Thirty of them are men. Out of 27 midwives, eight are men. It’s a delight in this community to see how well our staff all work together and share the same goal of ensuring kind, compassionate care is given...

Mary: a life saved

Mary: a life saved

My name is Mary.   I am 24 years old. I came from Emboreet. I am married and I gave birth to two babies. Only one is alive now, my five-year-old girl. I am educated to form four. I wanted to continue with school, but we did not have money so I could not. My parents...

United with Hosiana

United with Hosiana

Maternity Africa is delighted that Hosiana has become a member of our team. At the beginning of this year, Hosiana came here for an eight week placement during her course at Tengeru Institute of Community Development. We were so impressed by her commitment and love...

Successful surgery: surprised by Joy

Successful surgery: surprised by Joy

My name is Joy. I am 18 years old. I married at 16 and got pregnant at 17. I went into labour, which lasted for four days without any kind of help. There is no health centre in our remote village so my mother called for a local midwife to come. She said there was no...

Pudol from South Sudan

Pudol from South Sudan

After leaving Kivulini Maternity Centre where he treated many ladies for obstetric fistula, Dr Andrew Browning flew to South Sudan. There, he operated on 30 women with birth-related injuries including obstetric fistula. One of the ladies is called Pudol. She is from...

Spotlight on Mama Zelly

Spotlight on Mama Zelly

Zelly is the Head of our labour ward at Kivulini Maternity Centre. Affectionately, she is known by many as Mama. Mama Zelly has been a nurse and midwife for 32 years. She has been with us at Kivulini Maternity Centre since we opened in June 2018. Before that, she...

153 deliveries – a new monthly record

153 deliveries – a new monthly record

Last month at Kivulini Maternity Centre we were delighted to reach our highest number of deliveries within a month. We celebrate the high standard of care that our staff are committed to and the enormous work that went into attaining this outcome. We are well on the...

Beginning of a week of hope at Maternity Africa

Beginning of a week of hope at Maternity Africa

It's going to be a busy week at our hospital in Arusha, Tanzania. We have over 40 fistula patients to operate on, all with dreadful injuries. All had labours lasting up to a week all delivered stillborn children, all are leaking urine and or faeces every minute of the...

Fistula Camp build up

Fistula Camp build up

This week we are delighted to have patients arriving from all over Tanzania to attend our 3rd fistula camp of 2019.These ladies have enjoyed joining together with others who have had similar experiences of the same debilitating condition. It’s wonderful to see them...

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