Project information

Save a life, Give a life

About 35 newborn babies are dying every month at Kericho District Hospital.
This high figure is down to afew key reasons:
Delays in seeking medical attention during labour and delivery
A limited number of delivery beds,
Inadequate equipment
Long waiting time for available space in the delivery rooms

12 Months

Charity information: Nishkam Civic Association

Nishkam Civic Association
  • Need

    Need

    35 babies are dying every month at Kericho District Hospital.

    This is largely due to some key factors;
    •Delays in seeking medical attention during labour and delivery,
    •A limited number of delivery beds,
    •Inadequate equipment in the current delivery rooms, and;
    •Long waiting time for available space in the delivery rooms before expecting mothers can be attended to

    Solution

    We will look to facilitate a number of improvements in the quickest time with little disruption to existing services so that patients can benefit soon and ultimately reduce the number of deaths in the ward.

    This improvement includes the partition of 24 beds with curtains to allow privacy in the labour ward, repairs in the labour ward to improve sanitation and reduce risk of infections/ diseases and the purchase of new equipment such as Cardiac Beds, Baby Resuscitaires and Nebulisers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise enough funds to be able to facilitate the required improvements at Kericho District Hospital.

    Activities

    » Fundraising Run
    » Direct appeal to Charity supporters
    » Fundraising Bike Ride

    Success will be demonstrated by the improvements we make to the Maternity Ward and in turn the reduction in the number of deaths each month as a result of those improvements.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The project will bring about new and improved facilities and equipment at KDH Maternity Ward. This will in turn result in fewer deaths each month.

    We also envisage improved training for staff and education for expecting mothers in the improved ward as a result of the improved facilities available to them.

    As the project name states, we hope to save lives of those babies at KDH Maternity Ward and give them a chance to live.

    Risk

    The biggest challenge for this project will be the delivery and the risk in the delivery of the project in Kenya. We have overcome this by fostering close links with local government and staff at the hospital.

    Furthermore we have a team of dedicated staff and volunteers to assist with the delivery of the project in Africa with whom we have been working closely for a number of years.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive a monthly email update detailing progress to date and upcoming work to be carried out.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,327 Consruction/ Renovation Partition of 24 No. beds using rails and curtain clothing’s ,
      £36,684 Medical Equipment Nebulizers ,Baby resuscitaires, Incubators (baby) and Infant resuscitaires.
      £5,402 Consruction/ Renovation Delivery room renovation
      £2,587 Consruction/ Renovation Provision of drainage, supply and installation of sinks, plumbing and masonry work
  • Background

    Location

    Kericho is the biggest town in Kericho County located in the highlands west of the Kenyan Rift Valley.
    As medical treatment and medicines are not available for free, poor families often go without treatment when they are ill. The burden of disease is alarmingly high, many people suffer and die of causes that can be prevented or treated.

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Kenya has just one doctor and only 12 nurses/midwives for every 10,000 people

    Beneficiaries

    Primary beneficiaries would be the mothers and children of Kericho. They would be given a chance live a life otherwise taken away from them.
    It would also educate and empower women in Kericho who otherwise would not have that opportunity.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    For the last 30 years, GNNSJ and the NCA have been dedicated to working on areas of improvement in Kenya such as education, healthcare, heritage conservation and religious enrichment amongst others.
    We have undertaken a number of projects with dedicated employees and volunteers in both UK and Kericho to ensure these are delivered to high standards.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tejinder Singh

    Lead Fundraiser responsible for coordinating fundraising initiatives and donations.

    GNNSJ Kenya

    Responsible for managing the delivery of the project and work in Kericho. Have worked closely with us for the past 30 years in Kenya.

    Ajit Ubhi

    Responsible for the management and governance of the project. Experienced in delivering similar projects.

    Dr. David N. Ekuwam

    Will ensure the project is delivered with minimum disruption to existing services and that the work delivered is to hospital requirements.