The DCMC Trust Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Clinic, opened in 2008, is known for delivering compassionate care in a clean, well-staffed facility. DCMC is committed to helping reduce the country’s grim statistics on maternal and child mortality and morbidity per year (source: WHO): maternal deaths, 13,000; neonatal deaths, 45,000; and deaths among children under age five, 157,000. Tanzania’s ongoing challenges to reduce mother/child mortality are:
lack of infrastructure, poverty, disease and a shortage of qualified medical staff and services.
RCH CLINIC SERVICES INLUDES:
* The RCH Clinic provides a delivery ward, birthing room, neonatal nursery and a full surgery facility for more complicated birth procedures. The Community Health Department emphasizes safe motherhood practices and Emergency Obstetric Care Training in rural villages to impact these statistics as well..
One Woman’s Lasting Legacy
Two patient stories illustrate how RCH started and how one woman paved the way for the work they do today.
The RCH Clinic provided the following in 2015: