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.

 

Africa comes to Belfast – 13 April 2024

Africa comes to Belfast – 13 April 2024

Dr Andrew Browning (Maternity Africa's Founder) and Michael Hynds (Maternity Africa's Country Director) plan to host a gala dinner to raise awareness and funds for the vital maternal healthcare work undertaken by Maternity Africa in Tanzania, and other hospitals...

Anna’s story of hope

Anna’s story of hope

Anna is among the many women who attend Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre in northern Tanzania for maternal health services.  She became a widow recently, and is now a mother of three children. Since her husband died, her in-laws made Anna’s life incredibly...

Mary needs your help

Mary needs your help

Meet Mary. She is 42 years old and comes from Shanyanga, a rural region in Northern Tanzania. In 1999, Mary was in labour for more than 24 hours, and she delivered a dead baby. She also suffered a horrific fistula, because of her long and protracted labour. Mary's...

A new home for Loveness

A new home for Loveness

Loveness is a mother of five children.  She is pregnant with her sixth child.  She lives near Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre in a small village called Duka Bovu. Sadly, her husband was killed recently during a robbery at the house where he worked as a...

Ritha

Ritha

Ritha is 52 years old. She comes from Kigoma, Northwest Tanzania. At the age of five, Ritha developed polio and used simple, locally-made crutches.  Rita never married: men would not accept her because of her crippled condition.   At the age of around 14, Ritha...

Her Voice Symposium

Her Voice Symposium

Three of Maternity Africa's staff recently attended Her Voice Symposium, an all-day event held at a nearby Institute of Community Development. Pictured on the left of the photograph is Neema Donatha, one of Maternity Africa's teachers. With 11% of deliveries at...

Staff help poor family

Staff help poor family

Edith is 18, her husband is 34.  He escorted Edith to attend antenatal clinics at Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre.  She had previously attended a clinic elsewhere, but could not afford the fees for ultrasound scans.  Like all of our...

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