In the months after giving birth, women bring their infants to the pavilion at Mtandi Clinic, where nurses perform routine check-ups to monitor their health and development.
Mtandi Clinic began as a dispensary primarily for treating people with HIV/AIDS, but now one of its main roles is providing care for new and expecting mothers and their children.
Dr. Emanuela Hokororo, one of the resident doctors at Mtandi Clinic, gives a tour of the facilities while PWRDF delegation member Jennifer Brown takes notes.
The Tanzanian government cannot always guarantee a regular supply of medicine to clinics and hospitals, and providing access to drugs when the government cannot is a key element of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s health-care work in southern Tanzania.
Selemoni Kazibure, a clinician at a health dispensary in Nanganga, explains that since solar panels were installed—providing the dispensary with electric light for night-time deliveries—not a single child has died during birth.