Work started recently on the construction of a brand new rehabilitation centre for fistula patients at Maternity Africa’s Kivulini Maternity Centre in northern Tanzania.

Annually treating upwards of 200 women suffering from obstetric fistula and other birth-induced injuries, Maternity Africa’s patients are typically inpatients with us for three weeks to three months. Maternity Africa provides holistic care for these women, in addition to their clinical care, offering counselling, and training in income-generation, sewing, cooking, hairdressing and horticultural projects. Our teams also provide counselling for maternity patients.

Thanks to the kindness of a generous funder, the new facility includes indoor and outdoor teaching kitchens, sewing room, social work office, counselling room and recreational space. There is also a room for teaching women, privately, how to breastfeed. The new project also includes the development of a chaplaincy/multi-purpose facility for showing films to the women, and for providing a forum for larger-scale teaching, training and Christian meetings. We plan to open the new facility in May of this year.

Follow this link if you would like to help Maternity Africa to care for vulnerable and marginalised women and girls, providing then with the clinical and holistic care. Thank you.