Discussion in 'Jamii Photos' started by MaxShimba, Jul 24, 2012.
Majengo Mbeya ndio hii
Wakuu leteni picha za Mitaani tuone
Hii bado ni Mbeya
Kyela ndio hiii
Kinondoni Dar Es Salaam
Dar ndio hiii
Mtaa wa Jamuhuri
Hawa mbuzi nasikia hawaguswi hata wakilala barabarani.
Maswa ndio hii
Mkubwa! Upo juu!
dah,sikubali yaani mwananyamala haipo?unapendelea kama madame spika mdau,sawa bwana nashindwa kulaumu kwakuwa kesi ipo mahakamani
[h=1]Images from Mwananyamala[/h]
Mwananyamala Hospital, one of three district hospitals in Dar-es-Salaam. Average of 70-90 births a day.
1. Here's the new Maternity Block, built with donor money, and referred to as ‘the Factory' by the doctor who showed us round:
2. Outside the new block, a line of khanga cloths dry in the sun:
In Tanzania, the khanga is a symbol of maternity, being at once a blanket, swaddling cloth, carry sling, maternity dress or surgical swab.
It can be used to determine haemorrhage: if the khanga can't soak up all the blood, then it is a haemorrhage (one khanga is supposed to absorb half a litre of blood).
3. Here's a list of the 15 women who were in the labour ward when we visited:
The list shows the women's names on the left, with a status update on the right.
‘Bado' means: not yet (5 out of 15 women)
‘Mtoto wa Kiume' means: baby boy (3 out of 15)
‘wa Kike' means: baby girl (3 out of 15)
‘Ndugu tuonane' means: we need to see the relatives (3 out of 15)
…We need to see the relatives…
Complications? Problems? Mortality?
4. And here's a picture of a woman sitting in the shade under a mango tree in the hospital grounds:
Holding her head and wailing – either in frustration, pain, or grief. It was hard to tell which…