Mamas in need is currently working in a village in the eastern part of Nigeria called Abia state, where women in these villages are giving birth to their babies in an uncompleted building. The building has no electricity and no equipment for a safe delivery or even deal with complication during delivery. Women are loosing babies at birth and after birth.
The maternity centre in this building comprises of a waiting room, which can also be used for training. It has 2 delivery rooms with a bed in each and 1 storage room. The windows are broken, and they have no external doors. There are no toilets in this building so the pregnant mothers have to go out of the building. Usually anywhere in the bushes does the job which causes infections and diseases.
This Maternity centre run quite a few risks operating at this site. The building can be taken away from them at any point in time as they do not have a contractual agreement with the age grade that build it. Rebuilding this site or donating equipment to this site will be at a risk.
The new maternity centre will provide the future for maternity services in Abiriba and other neighbouring villages in Abia state. It will provide a welcoming and uplifting environment whilst ensuring the safety of mothers and babies, from those without complications to those who require additional services and support. The pregnant women and their children are unsafe in this building as they have no secured entrance.