Rwimitereri Maternity Ward Expansion - Phase 1

Year: 2016
Country: Rwanda
Project Status: Funded
Impact Sector: Health
Project Investment: $7,827.05

Project Launch: 8-5-16

This project will lead to the expansion of the maternity ward at Rwimitereri Health Center, which serves 25 villages in the Murambi sector. Specifically, a new delivery room, postpartum recovery and a prenatal care area will be built. Existing rooms will be converted into private consultation offices. Community Health Volunteers will lead workshops on the First 1000 Days program, which is an initiative led by the Rwandan government to reduce maternal and infant mortality. With additional infrastructure, supplies, equipment and educational programming, this project aims to better the quality of health care and improve the lives of the people in Murambi sector.

Project Update: 12-9-16

The exterior of the new maternity ward has been constructed. The community is seeking more external funding to finish the interior and to purchase necessary equipment.

Final Report: 6-6-17

The first phase of this project was purely focused on construction of the building. Construction was speedy and incredibly successful. The building will prove very useful in projected improved maternal health care. The only minor setbacks were due to weather; however, construction workers persevered.

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