Sintet Health Centre provides antenatal and postnatal care, an immunisation programme, child health services, and family planning. Working in very basic conditions with very few resources, midwives can deliver up to 30 babies a month as the nearest hospital is 35km away, making it inaccessible for many.
Project Gambia has worked with medical professionals to provide medical supplies and equipment to the Health Centre. The leaking roof of the antenatal and delivery ward has been replaced. The provision of ‘baby packs’ for all new babies born at the Health Centre has seen the reduction in home deliveries and consequently has reduced the infant mortality rate.