MaterCare serves the needs of mothers worldwide, and we do all this from an office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Our office needs a new color printer and ongoing supplies, but we at MaterCare spend well below the industry average on administration, putting over 95 percent of all donations directly back into projects!
MaterCare has been endorsed by many highly reguarded international figures, including:
Dr. Gian Luigi Gigli
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 has constructed a maternity hospital in Isiolo. The newly operating MaterCare maternity hospital in Isiolo, Kenya may be the first hospital in the world to be named after the Pope John Paul II after Pope Francis proclaimed him a saint on Sunday, April 27th, 2014. The hospital, which serves rural women and children, has been operating since 2013. The number of patients being cared for at the hospital continues to grow, from 1,850 patients over the age of 5 in 2013 to 3,535 patients over the age of 5 in 2014.
Project Isiolo provides a much needed hospital for high risk mothers. The modest centre, located in the centre and at the crossroad of Kenya, is fully equipped and staffed to provide Level 1 obstetrical services. The project also provides 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 nursing stations and to the...
A PROJECT FOR ESSENTIAL MATERNITY CARE SERVICES IN ISIOLO DIOCESE KENYA PRESS RELEASE ST. JOHN PAUL’S MATERNITY HOSPITAL, KENYA: A FIRST TO BE NAMED April 27, 2014- A maternity hospital in Isiolo, Kenya may be the first hospital in the world to be named after the Pope John Paul II after he is proclaimed a saint this coming Sunday by Pope Francis. The hospital, which serves rural women and children, has been operating for the past year and is the brainchild of Professor Robert Walley of Mat...
2015 Project Isiolo photos, as major components are completed on the already operating facility.
MaterCare International training TBAs (traditional birth attendants) in Isiolo, Kenya September 2010
Initial stages of construction at the MCI Maternity Hospital, Isiolo.
A collection of photos from our trip to Kenya.