MaterCare serves the needs of mothers worldwide, and we do all this from an office in St. John's, Newfoundland. Our office needs a new color printer and ongoing supplies, but we at MaterCare spend well below the industry average on administration, putting over 95 percent of all donations directly back into projects!
MaterCare has been endorsed by many highly reguarded international figures, including:
His Holiness, Pope Francis
Over four years after the opening of the St. John Paul II maternity hospital in Isiolo, Kenya.
The MaterCare hospital in Isiolo was officially opened on May 19th, 2012. In the nearly 5 years since, we have seen an immense growth in the number of patients the hospital serves.
Official Opening of Isiolo Hospital on May 19, 2012
Kenya's president H.E. Mwai Kibaki opened the maternity hospital. Representatives from across the region attended the event. One senior representative of the Isiolo District stated, "I'm a mother too. What you've done here is incredible, a real example to the rest of the country."
One month later on June 18th, the first baby was delivered at the newly built hospital. The first antenatal mother, a 29 year old named Sarah, was admitted June 17th due to a premature rupture of the membranes. After careful review by the doctor on staff, she was put on antibiotics and monitored closely by the hospital midwives, and at 10:00am the doctor induced labour, which progressed well. The mother, Sarah, was happy and kept on the thanking the doctor and midwives for their care. At 8pm she was in the second stage of labour, though with poor contractions and a strong effort to push. The doctor was called to review her, and he encouraged her to push with a midwife assisting. At 9:05pm Sarah was delivered of her baby boy weighing 3.2kgs (7lbs).
We had a special visit to the hospital in 2017 from Eric for a doctor’s visit, who is now 4 years old, and his mother Sarah.
In the lobby of the MaterCare Hospital, Isiolo.
Left to Right: Project Manager Simon Walley,
Mother Sarah, First Child Born in the Hospital Eric, Field Officer Katarzyna Cieślak.