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.

 

Saumu

Saumu

Meet Saumu, 18, second-born with three siblings. Saumu came from a village to town to look for a job. She works as a housemaid. Her parents live in the village, where they have a small farm to meet their basic needs. Saumu left the village after completing her primary...

Deliveries for 2020: 2,399, up 57%

Deliveries for 2020: 2,399, up 57%

We are delighted that 2,399 deliveries took place at Kivulini Maternity Centre in 2020! - this is an increase of 57% compared to 1,531 deliveries in 2019. As always, we are thankful to God, our wonderful staff and generous donors who make this possible. Pictured is...

Jane

Jane

Every day at Kivulini Maternity Centre we have the great joy of discharging healthy mums and their new babies. There are also times when we provide kind, compassionate care to women who have not been looked after at home, or who lose their babies. Jane, a recent...

Jenny

Jenny

Jenny was born 48 years ago and has three children.  She was diagnosed with obstetric fistula after delivering her third child in 2015.  She underwent several surgeries elsewhere for her fistula, but was not healed.  Because of her condition, Jenny’s husband divorced...

Safe childbirth in Africa this Christmas

Safe childbirth in Africa this Christmas

You can help Maternity Africa make childbirth safe for new mums and their babies in rural Tanzania this Christmas. Your gift will help reduce the chance of birthing injuries, or even death for mother and/or baby. You can also donate via our website. Thank you!

Rehema, healed from obstetric fistula

Rehema, healed from obstetric fistula

This is Rehema. She is 37 years old. She got an obstetric fistula in 2018. She subsequently discovered that she was pregnant. At our recent camp, Dr Andrew operated on Rehema, and she was healed. Rehema was married, but she divorced her husband because he was violent...

Fistula camp – update

Fistula camp – update

We are thrilled that nearly all of the 67 women who were suffering from fistula injuries and other birth-indued injuries and operated on by Dr Andrew Browning recently are completely cured and have now returned home. They are delighted and couldn't wait to be reunited...

Celebrating World Prematurity Day

Celebrating World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day is an occasion to highlight the huge weight of death, incapacity, pain, and suffering that preterm birth causes. Premature birth is an intense medical condition, and is the main source of death in children younger than five years around the...

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...

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