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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