Mulang Kujabi Mulang is a midwife at Sintet Medical Centre. He works very long hours and is very often the only midwife available in Sintet. The nearest hospital is 35km away which many people are unable to get to. The clinic provides antenatal and postnatal care, an immunisation programme, child health services, and family planning. Mulang can deliver up to 30 babies a month.
Fatou Jallow Fatou is a midwife at Kanifing Family Planning Centre. They provide family planning advice, antenatal and postnatal care and a range of child health care services
Both Mulang and Fatou are working in very basic conditions with very few resources.
On one of our visits to Sintet Medical Centre we met a baby girl who had been born only 10 hours earlier. Her mother was very ill after having given birth and she was unable to feed the baby. There was no formula milk available in Sintet so we immediately drove to several nearby villages to find some milk, but were not able to find any. Fortunately the midwife at the clinic managed to get mum to feed baby and next morning one of our Gambian friends did the 3 hour journey to Sintet with milk. Mum and baby ‘Natalie’ (named after Natalie the Neo Natal Nurse who was with us on the trip) are now doing well. This situation highlighted to us the need to provide the clinic with the resources and medical supplies needed for such emergencies.
Project Gambia is currently working with medical professionals to supply medical supplies and resources to both centres. We will also be sending baby packs for all new babies born at both centres.
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