THE BEGINNING OF MAASAI MATERNITY
During our Outreach in 2019, 2 of our volunteers Elena and Chris who work for the ambulance service in the United Kingdom were invited to assist the Aitong community midwife, Lorna, if any births happened during the week. On the 2nd day a lady arrived in labor, on the back of a motorbike! Some hours later, Chris emerged from the clinic, in shock, they relayed to me how the mother had been in labor for 2 days and unable to reach medical aid until now, without essential medical equipment the baby sadly passed away.
Elena & Chris mobilised their friends and colleagues to raise enough funds to have a permanent water and electricity supply to the medical clinic and the currently unused maternity unit.
From this, Maasai Maternity was borne and we have pledged to supply the maternity unit with much needed medical supplies and equipment to help deliver babies safely.
To protect the lives of mothers, babies and children through safe maternal services
To promote compassionate care throughout the maternal experience