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MaterCare International in partnership with the Apostolic Vicariate of Isiolo, Kenya started Project Isiolo: a Comprehensive Rural Obstetrical Services and Training Program in February 2009 with a ground breaking ceremony and blessing. Kenya has one of the highest maternal mortality and morbidity rates in Africa. There are virtually no obstetricians, nurses, or midwives serving this vast central and northern region of Kenya where mortality rates are even higher. The purpose of the project is to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. MaterCare International will construct a maternity hospital in Isiolo.
The project will provide a much needed hospital for high risk mothers. The modest centre, which will be located in the centre and at the crossroad of Kenya, and will be fully equipped and staffed to provide Level 1 obstetrical services. The project will also provide emergency transport and communication. The roads in the region are difficult to travel and require a fully equipped 4 X 4 ambulance to get mothers who require life saving services. Satellite phones and radios will link up villages to...
A PROJECT FOR ESSENTIAL MATERNITY CARE SERVICES IN ISIOLO DIOCESE KENYA Background Isiolo Administrative District is close to the rift valley in the eastern province of Kenya and is predominantly flat with a low-lying plain. There are four big rivers in the district, the Ewaso Nyiro, Isiolo, Kinna and Bisandani. The river Ewaso Nyiro drains into the Lorian Swamp in the north. During the dry season it dries up and during rainy season it floods the plains. The rivers provide water for human and li...
A collection of photos from our trip to Kenya.
MaterCare International training TBAs (traditional birth attendants) in Isiolo, Kenya September 2010
Initial stages of construction at the MCI Maternity Hospital, Isiolo.