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LAMU DISTRICT MATERNITY SHELTER

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Apr 8, 2011

We are continuing to assist and improve the condition of the maternity unit at Lamu District Hospital. Our vision is to provide a maternity shelter for the mothers to stay prior to giving birth.However, at the moment the facilities in the maternal wing of the hospital are so poor, that that must be our priority.

Having taken the advice of a UN doctor, it has been recommended that the following 3 pieces of equipment are the most urgent to improve the facilities in the labour room. These items will provide the most basic care to the mothers and babies in case of difficulties during childbirth.


Baby warmer/resuscitator

Immediately after birth a newborn baby experiences some degree of thermal instability as it comes from the mother's womb into the world. To regulate this temperature the baby is placed on a baby warmer.

Currently they are using the equipment shown to the right. For heat they use a hand held lamp with a 60watt light bulb. Cost: 650,000Ksh/US$7,550/£4,700


Ceiling Mounted Operation Theatre Lights

Currently the hospital has a 12‐bulb theatre light, which is now beyond repair and the parts are extremely expensive and difficult to obtain. We have been recommended the model shown on the left, which has two bulbs and one huge reflector.

It is being widely used in the region as it has just the two bulbs and therefore uses less electricity and has fewer parts, keeping costs low. Cost: 160,000Ksh/US$1,851/£1,133


Delivery Bed

It is evident from the picture at the top of this page that the current delivery bed is most unsuitable for it's current use. It is in the most appalling condition and has a solid end making it very difficult for the doctor to assist during the delivery. Cost: 40,000Ksh/US$463/£285