This April has seen a huge increase in babies born at Grace Medical Clinic in central Uganda–a four-fold increase over last month! This is thanks in part to an exciting new outreach program employing village mothers to encourage their neighbors to deliver at Sunrise Centre’s maternity facility. Below is a photo of the first village outreach by midwife Christine and “Village Mothers”, a program partially supported by Global Force for Healing.
The new program is led by Clinical Director Irene Wobusobozi and supervised by Buiga Director, Nicole Van Seters. It has created quite a buzz in the six villages, with red t-shirts identifying women as “Village Mothers”, with “Maternity Outreach” on the back. Here are photos of a recent Village Mother training and staff gathering. More good news: To accommodate the larger volume of births, donors from Iceland have pledged funds to build an additional room onto the maternity area by Summer! For more information or to donate to this incredible nonprofit: http://www.buiga-sunrise.org.