Micah 6:8

” And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”

About Maternity Africa

Maternity Africa seeks to improve maternal health outcomes for vulnerable women living in poverty across rural Tanzania.

We work alongside government and local non-government agencies in order to strengthen the capacity for the provision of free, high-quality maternal health services, build an evidence base for effective health interventions and advocate for women’s health and well being.

We have a free centre of excellence in order to strengthen the skills and expertise of national health care providers and achieve this through training and mentoring of staff engaged in service delivery.

We offer prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula. The prevention project is through maternity care for early pregnancy complications, antenatal, birthing and postnatal care. This includes 24 hour obstetric emergency cover and on-site transitional neonatal care for the newborn. The treatment programme is through surgical intervention of fistula and other birth injury cases. We also offer a comprehensive family planning service to in-patients and the local community.

Our Vision

Our vision is to make childbirth safe for every woman. Our prayer is to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God.

Our Mission

We are a Christian based organization who endeavours to provide fistula treatment and quality maternity care reaching marginalised women throughout Africa, through clinical excellence and in the example of displaying love, kindness and compassion regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.

Our Core Values & Beliefs

Intergrity

 

Clinical Excellence

 

Justice for the poor

 

Human Dignity

 

Compassion

 

Respect

 

Honesty

 

Our History

MA has been involved in the improvement of maternal health outcomes for women living in poverty in several countries in Africa. Maternal health care projects have been developed and are running in Tanzania and Ethiopia. We have also supported other projects by offering surgical expertise in Uganda, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Kenya.

Plans for the Future

MA is fast becoming a hub of quality maternity services in the Arusha District of Tanzania. After opening in June, we have worked hard to establish ourselves within the community as a key stakeholder that seeks to empower and enable women to access appropriate reproductive health services. We are developing a supportive environment where we collaborate both with the existing government health facilities and other non-government agencies with a joint goal of offering quality services through training and mentorship. As we grow we intend to increase our scope of work and to influence the larger community.

 

Each year we plan to do

Fistula Operations

Family Planning Sessions

Baby Deliveries

Antenatal Care Visits

Andrew Browning

(CEO and Founder)

Dr Andrew Browning is an Australian-trained gynaecologist. After training in Australia and completing his MRCOG he joined the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in 2001 as a staff specialist to treat obstetric fistula patients. He also ran the training programme. In 2006 he established the first outreach fistula hospital in Barhirdar. In 2011 he moved to Tanzania where he founded Maternity Africa.

Dr Browning has also founded Vision Maternity Care, an Ethiopianbased charity that builds, runs and upgrades maternity hospitals to provide safe obstetric care to thousands of women each year. He has a keen interest in research and has had numerous papers published. He carries out consultancy work for UNFPA, FIGO and WHO on obstetric fistulae related issues. He is married to Stephanie and has two sons.

Jude Holden

(MA Country Director)

Jude is a trained midwife with 27 years experience. She has lead maternal health projects across Africa since 2010. She is passionate about maternal health projects that  empower and enable the most vulnerable and impoverished  women to access high quality care from health care providers that are encouraged to grow and  be the best they can be.

 

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P.O Box 16464

Arusha, Tanzania

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