Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Pumwani Hospital

I am concerned about women in Kenya most of the times and one such concern is safe delivery of babies. You know, I was born in Pumwani myself but the truth is i never ever went back there after that .I have always wondered if it was in the present day i would have survived. In Kenya today the cost of delivering has gone so high . A friend of mine spent Ksh.174,000 to get baby and mother out of the hospital. I for one can bet the most my mother could have spent during my delivery was Ksh.500.
With the high cost of delivery services, this is where Pumwani hospital becomes important . It is the only hospital that largely caters for maternity services.

I have always had the idea that one day when i am rich (huh) enough, i would initiate a Friend of Pumwani kind of outfit (hey don't steal my idea) to help some poor women of Korogocho to deliver safely. It is a tall order but i guess it could be worth a trial.

13 comments:

  1. noble idea...but improving infrastructure of govt hospitals is still a long way coming

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  2. that is a great idea.. now to only find a way of ensuring that the money raised doesn't disappear down someone's gullet..

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  3. iwas born there and what they did to my mom was more than enough anyway good luck

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  4. @ Nick, i agree you wouldn't even know where to start
    @uzima, we are in the same boat
    @s!you bet me, they would account for every cent
    @angel,what happened to your mom, i don't know about mine but i reckon they must have faced the same.

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  6. i dont think i ever went back to pumwani either. thats a great idea, things we take for granted hapa in the west are major in africa.

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  7. Fab idea, donn let it go. Hope it comes to be one day.

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  8. @poi and farmgal,thanks for the encouragement.
    @angel, what is your URL as your profile is not activated?

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  9. when you do start the project call me will give what i can.

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  10. @gishungwa Since i am a lawyer, i will start with the modalities of registration. This is one thing i am going to make at least a reality.

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  11. i applaud you shiro! please update us on how it goes. I look forward to doing what little i can to help.

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  12. don't wait to get rich, let's do something right now. We don't need to have money, what we need to do is raise money. evokingidentity@gmail.com

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