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A brief update on the emergency Obstetrics and Maternity Project
Mageta Island has the highest HIV and AIDS prevalence and child mortality rates in Kenya. Mildmay has been working with communities to deliver HIV-healthcare through support, education and training in remote, impoverished rural areas like Mageta in Western Kenya for over 15 years.
Thanks to your generous donations and support, our Safe Families project has been able to fund:
•A modified ambulance enabling vulnerable pregnant woman to deliver their babies at Mageta‘s community health facility, where before women would have had to make their way there on foot!
•the ambulance can navigate the difficult terrain of the Island safely and is equipped to deal with on-the-road emergencies.
•Vital postnatal care, including testing for HIV.
•Training for 30 Community Health Volunteers (CHV) in emergency obstetric care. Each CHV reaches around 100 households.
•Education for households on the importance of dedicated maternity services.
•Over 5,500 women (pre- and postnatal) can be reached annually through this programme
•Maternal deaths in childbirth and the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies has been reduced.
•Trained community health volunteers not only provide maternity and emergency obstetric care but also share their knowledge, giving enormous benefit to the community as a whole.
•The emergency vehicle is community property and they run it sustainably as a vital community resource. For example, when the vehicle is not being used for emergencies and obstetric interventions, the health centre uses it as a mobile consulting room to travel around the island bringing healthcare directly to the villagers, who before, would have had to walk to the health centre. ... See MoreSee Less
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