How do we say "Maternity Centre" in Rwanda? Inzu y'ababyeyi!
Kinyarwanda is the national language of Rwanda, and the first language of almost the entire population of the country. They also speak English and French, as you will notice on the signage of the newly completed maternity centre in Ruhango. We were honoured to partner with Watato Children of Africa Foundation on this project.
Let the new parents and community celebrate! Patients received care kits and blessings from the hospital to celebrate the new services and access to safe childbirth that will now be available throughout the region. MaterCare funds the equipment for the centre and supports operations to assist the maternal health project. We will also build up the project in the villages around Ruhango as well as Masaka and Rusheshe.
"I am pleased to thank MaterCare so much once again. Today, the maternity has been blessed and officially opened. Already 3 mothers gave birth, one during the ceremonies. I send you attached some pictures with our gratitude. May God bless you!" Sr. Angeline, hospital director.
Rwanda, Africa’s most densely populated nation, is ranked among the world’s worst for maternal mortality, according to U.N. data. MaterCare International is supporting a maternity construction in partnership with Watato Children of Africa in Ruhango seeking to change that. In Rwanda, 750 out of every 100,000 pregnant women die every year.