Countdown to the next visit to Amana Hospital
The Team (Jan, Chase and James) are heading to Tanzania, February 6th.
This will be the chance to see the results of the extensive refurbishment carried out in July.
It also begins their next exciting project, setting up a new clinic at the hospital! Everyone is very excited. The aim of the clinic will be to provide to pre-natal, and post-natal support for the mothers, as well as providing training and support for mid-wifes, and providing critical supplies like birthing kits, medicines. This also were we can store our beanies, and perhaps even teach some of the mothers to knit, so they can also produce some beanies.
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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.