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.
Access to maternal health care comes up time and time again in many health reports in reducing maternal mortality in a resource poor setting. The population of women accessing Azur Health Centre come from many afar villages, often walking for miles.
Waiting homes are for expectant mothers to come and wait to go into labour in a designated area so they can receive care from a skilled birth attendant at delivery. And MAMA is happy to announce the opening of their maternity waiting homes, the first two in Hoima district.
An incredible donation sees MAMA equipped with new vehicle, essential for collecting referred women who develop complications in their labour or delivery.
The outreach clinic had been running for a few years previous, led by Grace and Barongo, and mainly offering HIV screening to the village and antenatal bookings for pregnant women. The funding run out a couple of years ago, which is when MAMA first got involved with it.