A health centre for all
The community in Sawula dream of having a health centre that can meet their needs. The current health centre is the size of a small bedroom. Operations, deliveries and baby checkups all happen in one single room with only two delivery beds.
Nurse Judith works around the clock to meet the needs of mums and young children who come to the clinic. But the need is great, and sometimes she’s forced to send people away.
When women come to the clinic at night, there’s no light for Judith to use. So she has to ask her patients to bring a torch to see by. In addition to this, there are often not enough drugs at the clinic. Judith sees diseases like malaria and typhoid, especially in children. She has to go on a motorbike or sometimes walk for three hours to collect drugs. ‘I need help,’ nurse Judith says. ‘Women are dying from childbirth, children under five are dying, because of poverty. Please help us.’ For Tenneh, and many mums like her, a new health centre would be like a dream come true: ‘We’ll dance for three days when we have the new health centre,’ she says.
With your support today, we could work alongside Judith’s community to build a bigger, better health centre to help more mums like Tenneh give birth safely. Christian Aid Week brings Christians together with a common purpose to achieve something incredible. A gift of £300 could provide a delivery bed for a new health centre giving mums a safe place to deliver their babies. We need your support now, more than ever.
With every envelope, every Big Brekkie, every click. Every one of us can help deliver babies safely.