Another maternity waiting home opens in Zimbabwe

Burnet Institute

31 May, 2016

Women at the Nyagundi Maternity Waiting Home.

In another major milestone for a Burnet-led project in Zimbabwe, the Nyagundi Maternity Waiting Home in Mutare Rural District, Manicaland Province, was officially opened this month.

More than 150 people attended the opening including the village elders, District Nursing Officer, councillors, local community. Burnet’s Africa Program Manager, Mary-Ann Nicholas and Head of Public Affairs and Development, Paul Rathbone.

The project directly assists in the saving of women and children’s lives in the province by contributing to a reduction in maternal and neonatal deaths through increasing demand and the uptake of quality, facility-based maternal and child health services.

Burnet through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and donors The Drakensburg Trust and Peter Falvey Foundation provided the funding. Construction was overseen by the International Rescue Committee.

Image: Official Opening Presentation featuring Paul Rathbone and the Nurse-in-Charge of Nyagundi Clinic.

Image: Mary-Ann Nicholas and Paul Rathbone with village health care workers.

Read more about this project in Burnet’s latest IMPACT magazine.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Mary-Ann Nicholas

Head, Project Management Office; Co-Head, Strategy Insights and Impact; Head, Development Effectiveness




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