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OUR WORK

Our pilot program is a partnership with the Amani Family Centre located in the Kayogoga community, Kampala, Uganda. A partnership was built between the Amani Family Centre because of the shared vision for all women to have access to safe, compassionate, and evidence-based maternal and infant care. They are committed to serving vulnerable women living in poverty and providing them with safe and dignified maternal health care. 

With the creation of Mama Imara in 2018 and through fundraising efforts to pay annual rent fees, the Amani Family Centre was able to relocate to a larger, safer, and cleaner facility in the same area. 

This partnership has given the Amani Family Centre the resources to launch programs to better serve and support the needs of the community: 

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ANTENATAL CLINIC

180 check-ups & 80-100 new patient appointments per month

Midwives of the Amani Family Centre monitor the growth and well-being of mamas and babies, provide education on pregnancy, labour, delivery and baby care, and provide supplements and medications. Midwives also screen all mothers for HIV, and as needed for other diseases or infections, such as malaria, typhoid and urinary tract infections.

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC

A monthly clinic for women, children, and babies to receive immunizations. Nurses from a local hospital provide the vaccines and immunizations.

DELIVERY SERVICES

Midwives deliver approximately 15 - 20 babies every month

Mama Imara provides funding for supplies and medications needed during routine delivery as well as emergency equipment needed to stabilize a mother and baby for transport when required. To date, over 1500 healthy babies have been delivered at Amani.

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POSTPARTUM CLINIC

Mothers bring their babies for weight check-ins and are often offered breastfeeding support, nutritional advice, baby care information and a discussion of family planning options.

EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Most of our efforts pertaining to this program involve studying new approaches and developing innovative ways to implement them. We evaluate our success in this field by gathering qualitative and quantitative data, and using that information to measure shifts and changes from our baseline measurements.

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THE MENSTRUAL PAD INITIATIVE

The Amani Women's Savings and Development Group uses the safe space of the clinic to sew reusable menstrual pads to sell at the local market. Amani also purchases pads to give to each mother post-delivery.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Assistance with funds for burials and transfer to the village, food bank and clothes donations and referral of teenage mothers to a teenage pregnancy centre with occupational training initiatives.

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