This project aims to establish a high quality, FREE community midwifery support service, providing antenatal, postnatal and newborn health care, health promotion and education,
Including a nutrition supplement programme and free medical outreach clinics.
We use a holistic approach which will encompass every aspect of a pregnant woman’s life.
Local, women who are already working for the government health programme, by up skilling these women with midwifery knowledge and skills they are able deliver antenatal and postnatal care to women who are not attending health facilities locally.
Our Community Midwifery Support Workers build, trusting, sustainable relationships with our clients who then feel able to talk to them and share problems and worries.
They encourage HIV testing which can be done in the privacy of the woman’s home and also treatment compliance can be monitored. This can lower the transmission of HIV to their baby by 42% .
Our 2 pilot areas proved very successful. Our CMSW’S had 1964 contacts with pregnant women in the first 7 months they were able to care for them through out their pregnancy and afterwards . We were also able to save 365 new babies from being ill, often critically, by ensuring they got the necessary medical care they needed.
This is only part of the holistic work we have done . please see our news, pages for other stories about our work.
ALL WOMEN WANT A HEALTHY BABY and WANT TO BE ALIVE T O SEE THEM GROW TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL.
Our workers are able to educate ,support ,chaperone women to empower them to access local services and give birth safely. We care for the women until bandy is six months or until she is fit and well and her baby is thriving.
We offer support for her to access contraception. We do regular health promotion and health education with our parents.