We’re on our way!
Jan, Chase and Mike are bound for Tanzania to launch a new program initiative, “SHINE”.
Survival | Happiness | Intervention | Nurturing | Education
Survival and Happiness because of Interventions, Nurturing and Education
SHINE is a training program dealing in the prevention and management of the Top 5 causes of maternal mortality and over the next two weeks we plan to:
- Set up the next 6 months of “SHINE” professional development
- Continue the on-going work in HOT Resus training and the Helping Babies Breathe program
- Set up the emergency trolley with the basic EmOC functions
It’s going to be a very productive two weeks!
Amana Hospital is a regional referral hospital that caters for 80-100 women in labour and their babies per day. That’s 36,000 births per year. The Labour ward, Ward 5A, usually has a operating theatre running throughout the day performing life-saving emergency C-sections. It has 10 beds in total – two high dependency beds (for really sick mums or bubs) – and 8 labour beds. There are no sheets, no air-conditioning, usually no running water or power (due to irregular power shortages), very limited privacy and a shortage of vital medical supplies such as medicines, birth kits and gloves. But despite this strenuous circumstances the staff are highly skilled and extremely lovable.