The recent AU Summit in Kampala has brought to light the shocking lack of readily available health services for women in Africa, endangering women’s well-being and resulting in tragically high numbers of women dying in childbirth.
In its role of supporting needy communities, Safaricom Foundation who awarded the grant has through its engineers approved the designs to construct a maternity unit at Loreng’alup Health Center, serving over 1000 households with a minimum number of 4 women in every household.
With this approval, we are working on the implementation plan to give way to the ground breaking ceremony. Turkana Basin Institute will put up the structure to enable the Ministry of Health appointed nurse provide maternal health care to the needy women.
This extension and rehabilitation of an already run down facility will enable families to have access to decent health care and reduce the maternal deaths and complications because no woman should suffer when giving life, and no man should watch women suffer.