Amana Hospital

Ward 5A (Labour Ward)

Amana Hospital is a regional referral hospital that caters for 80-100 women in labour and their babies per day. That’s 36,000 births per year. The Labour ward, Ward 5A, usually has a operating theatre running throughout the day performing life-saving emergency C-sections. It has 10 beds in total – two high dependency beds (for really sick mums or bubs) – and 8 labour beds. There are no sheets, no air-conditioning, usually no running water or power (due to irregular power shortages), very limited privacy and a shortage of vital medical supplies such as medicines, birth kits and gloves. But despite this strenuous circumstances the staff are highly skilled and extremely lovable.

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Beds Donated

Labour ward beds can get dirty, old and broken very fast in Tanzania when 80-100 babies are born a day. The April trip (2017) saw us replace 2 of these beds.

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HBB Champions

Helping Babies Breathe Champions are the go-to Midwives for Neonatal Resus and in our April (2017) trip we crowned 5 midwives official HBB Champions!

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Women Died

Whilst we were at Amana in our April (2017) trip we are thrilled to say no women died from maternal complications.

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Volunteer

10% Donated / $9000 To Go
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Medical Equipment & Medication

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Baby Beanie Knitters

About our Midwife Vision

Saving babies one breath at a time...

Why do we go?

 

To improve the health of mothers and babies through community support, education, and getting involved. To promote maternal and child health through education, global community participation and providing resources for nurses and midwives…Provide a knowledge base for midwifes working in remote or under privileged areas. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world; saving lives one breath at a time. Our vision is to promote maternal and child health through education, global community participation and providing resources for the nursing and midwifery force. In addition to offer and be supportive, collaborative and respectful of our fellow midwives and other health professionals. Especially to those who face daily challenges in under resourced clinical areas. Be part of the United Nations Millennium Goals that pertain to maternal and neonatal care.

Get involved to give your contribution

There are plenty of ways you can help: Knitting beanies, blankets, and more…Sewing cotton beanies, blankets and more…Donating baby clothes you no longer need, donating medical equipment and supplies.

Support for Midwives

We help provide a knowledge base for midwifes working in remote or under privileged areas. We will let you know what specialist medical equipment is needed, provide advice to anyone interested in going to Tanzania to help out…Invite other experienced midwifes, nurses and health care workers to provide insights and advice,  provide links,  Education material, worksheets,...
VOLUNTEERING

Every year and team of us travel to Amana Hospital to lend our intimate support and skill. You can to.

DONATIONS

Donations of medical equipment, medications, knitted clothing and beanies are invaluable in the support of mothers and babies at Amana Hospital.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Community support, from knitting groups and fundraisers to spreading the word in the medical community to help support these women and their babies.

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