Make Motherhood Safe for Tanzanian Women


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Rehabilitation Of Medical Facilities By Town Council In Molo.

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kenya
Map of Rehabilitation of medical facilities by town council in Molo. The town council of Molo has rehabilitated to Health facility that was destroyed during the height of election violence. The Sirikwa Ciri ward councillor said that the local Authority had created a beacon of hope to residents of Molo district and its neighbours who were yearning for better health facilities in their rural areas. The poor state of roads leading to health center was reducing since to government had started rehabilitating it. The clerk manager urged the residents of Molo and the nearby districts to support the government by paying tax and levies to project the rehabilitation. It also called on th government to consider starting the center and to provide medical equipment without delay in line with the provisions of Health Ministry. This boosted the health status of the residents of the area. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health facilities, health facility, ward, equipment, leading

Construction Of A Health Centre

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Construction of a health centre Navakhola is my community in central Kakamega District, the only health facility we can access to is Provincial Hospital Kakamega. We have had problems especially women who want to deliver, whenever a woman is in labour we travel a kilometre looking for a vehicle to carry the woman to Kakamega maternity facility. At times a woman delivers a while on the way in the vehicle before we reach the hospital, others loose they babies, others loose their lives. One day the chief called us and informed of the visitor who had visited us from one of the NGO's she then proposed of building a facility near the market so long as there is land. Now we have a complete health centre in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: maternity, health facility, facility, hospital, woman

Conflict With Mother In-law

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of Conflict with mother in-law My cousin got married to a luhya man.After staying together for a short time,she got a first born,then a second born through operation , the same way.Then the mother in-law started abusing her that they only buy babies.She never gave birth in the normal way.This words hurt my cousin She was a Christian and was asking me what to do,but i was telling her to pray to God.One time they planned a wedding and it was successful After wedding she got a third pregnancy.And in the hospital she was warned not to get pregnant again.She wanted to have an abortion but i advised her not to. In time of labor she called my mother as a midwife and she was taken to the hospital and in God's plan she delivered in the normal way.She was so happy.She gave birth to a last born last year and went for family planning.The mother in-law keptt quiet and loved her.They are living in piece. Read more.
Related to project keywords: delivered, labor, midwife, family planning, babies

Free Maternity Service

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Free maternity service Due to high population and lack of public hospital in this area, pregnat women gets it tough during delivery. Freepal hospital has helped curbing this problem by offering free maternal care. Other hospitals should copy this good idea and help the poor Kibera residents in case of such problems. Read more.
Related to project keywords: maternity, delivery, women, hospital, care

Mother Delivers Conjoined Babies

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Mombasa, Kenya
Map of MOTHER DELIVERS CONJOINED BABIES A woman has given birth to triplets with two of them conjoined.she delivered the three baby boys at a rural hospital in Kwale District.The conjoined twins otherwise known as Siamese twins weighed 2.7 kg and are joined from the chest and the private parts.She gave birth through a normal delivery at the Tiwi Rural Hospital thus Amref have already been asked to airlift them to Nairobi for specialised care because the conjoined twins are very delicate. Read more.
Related to project keywords: delivery, delivered, hospital, mother, care


By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Health A haelth facility were build in this area and due to it qualified staff members of the public will benefit for economy from the facility. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health facility, facility, qualified, build, public

The Step Mother

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of THE STEP MOTHER That day the unexpected happendi never new that at times the people we call our great enemies could turn out to b e a great source of hope to us. My step mother Caro was a such a woman that i referred to as my enemy by blood because of the frustration s she caused me,she would beat me up and shout at me confessing so strongly that she was not my mother and that any womb that gave birth tome should be cursed.I felt hurt so much but one day when i got an accident and was at the point of death,Many suddenly changed and started to nurse me and helped me.This was a miracle to me because i never thought she had the heart to do it but she even shocked me more when she knelt down to beg for forgiveness.I finally forgave her and she took care of me until i got healed and today she is nothing short of a mother to me. Read more.
Related to project keywords: nurse, mother, new, woman, blood
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Project Leader

Abbey Kocan

Executive Director
Saratoga Springs, NY United States

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