MAMA began at Azur Clinic, in Hoima, Uganda. It is now known as The Princess Alexandria. The town of Hoima is home to one of twelve government regional referral hospitals, has a population of around 100,000 and is one of the largest and poorest towns in Uganda.
Runga is MAMA’s latest clinic, established in February 2017, and serving the women of this small fishing village and the surrounding areas on the shores of Lake Albert.
MAMA’s most recent outreach has taken us back to the shores of Lake Albert to a village called Nkondo II, a fishing village where in the rainy season the village is usually cut off from any health centres and pregnant women are expected to care for themselves and deliver in their home.
In 2017 MAMA expanded to provide an outreach clinic in Kyarushasha, another rural village in Hoima District. We see around 85 pregnant mothers every six weeks, plus other women for family planning. We have seen an increase in uptake of family planning over the last six months.
“I am sitting on my sofa with a cup of coffee. I have to write a report about the new Outreach Clinic in Kaboya but I’m not sure where to start….it is not all about figures and statistics. Perhaps we should start from the beginning…”
Tonya is a village located in the Hoima District, along the Eastern shores of Lake Albert and lies approximately 45 km from Hoima town. For the two years up until June 2015 Tonya had no midwife. Now with the arrival of Viola, the new midwife, the government have increased the clinic to a Health Centre III.