This project will build, equip and operate a maternity and new-born pavilion to provide affordable and high quality of maternal and new-born health services to underserved and poorest communities in the peri-urban area of Bujumbura/Burundi. This project will save 2,300 lives which could be lost in the absence of this maternity.
In Burundi, 56 babies out of every 1,000 live births die in the first four weeks of birth; maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 548/100,000 live births according the UNICEF. The situation is worse in peri-urban areas of Bujumbura where people live in threatening poverty and can't afford health services' expense. Many women deliver at home without assistance of a qualified personnel. This project will ensure safe delivery and post natal care to 1,150 women and their infants annually.
The Village Microclinic will implement a high quality antenatal, delivery services and postnatal care program within our maternity unit. A network of community health workers will provide pregnancy tracking in the community and referral for antenatal care and delivery in health facilities, screening of and referral for danger symptoms in pregnancy or in neonates, home visits, counseling communities on the importance of immunization, good nutrition and hygiene.
This project will ensure 1,150 safe deliveries per year allowing 1,150 newborns and their mothers to thrive and improve their well-being.
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