Tuesday, 7 February 2012

St Luke's Maternity Clinic receives baby clothes October 2011

St Luke's Maternity Clinic in Mpwapwa town helps the women from all over the Mpwapwa Diocese during their pregnancy and delivery. It is very difficult for women who live two or three days walk away to attend the clinic as they have to make the journey at least a month before the birth or they would not be able to make the long walk. Also there is a need to break through the custom of having the babies in the villages which often leads to problems during delivery. To encourage the mother's to use the clinic we take out baby clothes and shawls so that when they have had their baby at the clinic they are given outfits and a shawl to take with them. Ladies from churches in the Orpington and Bromley areas of Kent have knitted dozens of these outfits and shawls. The picture shows midwives and doctors receiving them during our visit in October 2011. We hope to take out more during our next visit at the end of June 2012.                  

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