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Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

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Nov 28, 2010

Lamu District Maternity Shelter

We are moving in the right direction with the Lamu District Maternity Shelter – albeit rather slowly. We have received interest and support from many organisations in Kenya to assist us with realising the targets for this project.

This is encouraging. However, it is vital that before we embark on such a challenging project we carry out full assessments in the area and have the funding in place to see the project through to completion.

Malteser International are experts in this field and they will lead the way.

We have identified 4 specific areas of focus:

  1. 1: Improved access to the hospital by provision of a maternity shelter for expecting women

    2: Upgrading the current hospital facilities in the delivery room and operating theatre

  2. 3: Improved transport to Lamu hospital from the outlying islands and Lamu District mainland

    4: Increased awareness amongst the local population of the benefits of giving birth in a hospital

As this is being written the architect plans are with the building contractors and we are waiting detailed quotes for the cost of the shelter construction.

We are also in the process of getting quotes for the cost of the additional equipment required in the maternity and labour wards.

Once we have all the figures to hand we will be in a better position to approach donors.