The new maternity/neonatal unit at Ileret Health Centre welcomed its first new arrival after the successful completion of the new facility in the beginning of May. The delivery room and maternity ward were constructed with support from Stony Brook University. The new ward opened its doors to expectant mums last week after installation of the new equipment donated by the Australian High Commission.
Baby “Samia” was born late Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm weighing 2.5kg to mother Nakwa Kanisa and father Kanisa Louryen. Her mother was brought to the health facility by traditional birth attendants after she had prolonged labour and felt the need for medical attention. She was delivered safely by the TBI supported MOH nurse, David Muriithi, and community health worker, Luchidang Imoi. Many thanks to our donors and supporters for making all of this possible.