Since we began working in Zanzibar in 2007, we have seen huge changes.
Maternal mortality has declined by 28% from 1 in every 235 to 1 in every 325 live births
Under 5 mortality has reduced by more than 50% from 1 in 7 to 1 in 15 live births
We have built a Primary Healthcare Unit at each hospital to separate out the different services and improve organisation
We have hosted over 30 volunteer international medics who between them have carried out an enormous range of capacity building programmes for the local staff, covering burns treatment, psychiatry, surgery, emergency medicine, paediatrics, malnutrition and obstetrics
Life expectancy has increased from 59 to 65
With the support of our partners, we have built a Kangaroo Mothercare Ward in both hospitals to care for premature and low birth weight babies – over 200 babies have been born in these wards
We have introduced the role of Hospital Manager in both hospitals
We have introduced weekly paediatric clinics, and we provide formula milk for the most malnourished babies
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