Mulang is a midwife at Sintet Health Centre. He works long hours and is very often the only midwife available in Sintet. The nearest hospital is 35km away, making it inaccessible for many. The clinic provides antenatal and postnatal care, an immunisation programme, child health services, and family planning. Working in very basic conditions with few resources, Mulang can deliver up to 30 babies a month. Project Gambia has over the last few years been working with medical professionals to provide medical supplies and equipment to the Health Centre. The leaking roof of the antenatal and delivery ward has been replaced. The provision of ‘baby packs’ for all new babies born at the Health Centre has seen the reduction in home deliveries and consequently has reduced the infant mortality rate. This project is now being extended to the Central River Region of The Gambia where many communities are off grid and live in extremely basic conditions.
How can we help?
£10 will provide a ‘baby pack’, consisting of long-sleeve sleep suits, short-sleeve baby suits/vests, nappies, a blanket, socks and a pack of baby wipes.
100% of any monies donated will be used to support this project. We do not take any money for salaries or administrative costs.
By donating (new and used): Babygrows, vests, socks, nappies, wet wipes, booties, blankets, sleep suits, baby clothes, hats, muslin cloths.
By Knitting or crocheting: Blankets, jackets, jumpers, cardigans, hats, booties.
If you can help in any way or would like more information we would love to hear from you.
Please contact Bev Hodt: firstname.lastname@example.org