Providing health care services to women & newborns



This project will provide the essential medicines, material, place and staff to assist 350 women and 250 infants per month in Kisii, Kenya.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There are 1,322,000 births in Kenya each year. About 13,000 women die as a result of improper care during pregnancy and delivery. In addition to that, there are 61,400 annual stillbirths and 43,600 annual neonatal death cases. 27% of the annual neonatal death cases are caused by infections that could be easily avoided if patients had access to a sanitized clinic. The beneficiaries of this project will be women at reproductive age, pregnant women, adolescent girls and newborns.

How will this project solve this problem?

In order to provide the essential health care of 600 people per month, we need a sanitized place, basic maternal health equipments, supplies and furniture that are required to provide the care they need.

Potential Long Term Impact

The long term impact of this project will be to decrease the mortality rate of women and children in Kenya and to decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies in the region.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $410

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $410 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Richard Karori

Masimba, Kenya

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