Provide safe childbirth for women in Kenya

 
$1,119
$33,881
Raised
Remaining

In order to accomplish the goal of improving maternal and newborn care with less funding, GHP has considered alternatives to constructing a new building. The funds that were generously donated will be used for improvements in the clinic building that will make possible a more comfortable birthing experience for the women and the observation of mothers and newborns for at least 24 hours after birth in a safe environment. Adequate funds are now available to achieve that goal, leading to the decision to close this project. Consultations have been started with the Kenyan nurses who provide medical care at the facility, and with the district officers of the Ministry of Health, to make the necessary improvements in a cost-effective manner. 

Please keep in mind that the GHP project "Feed Hungry Children in Kenya" remains active on the GlobalGiving web site. We are directing all rollover funds to that project. For information about that project see: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/feed-hungry-children-in-kenya/

Mother & newborn after delivery in clinic
Mother & newborn after delivery in clinic

In my role as the project leader, I have been working at the site in Kisesini village and reviewing the construction plans. A meeting was conducted with the Kenya Ministry of Health district directors and Ministry of Public Works director to present the architectural drawings and obtain the required governmental approval. The plans were approved, and now a contractor is being selected through a bidding process. However, funds are still needed from generous donors if the project is to proceed as planned.

During my visit several women arrived in labor and delivered at the clinic. They returned home, sometimes walking a long distance, after only a few hours of observation. Hopefully, in the near future a maternity center will be available so that the mothers and their newborn infants can rest and receive appropriate care and observation for a longer period of time in a safe and comfortable setting.   



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Project Leader

Angelo Tomedi

Project Leader
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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