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Innovative container hospital saving mothers and babies in Kenya

10 April 2017

The Likoni Ferry line allows to cross the 500m channel between Mombasa City and Likoni. It's free for pedestrians and runs every 1 hour during the day and every 2h at night. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

MSF Community Health Workers visit the population in Likoni to register, follow-up and pass health related information. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

MSF is rehabilitating and extending the Mrima Health Centre to increase medical capacities in Likoni. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Mrima Clinic waiting area. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Dr Elias Wakoli. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Samau Mwero, 25, receiving a C-section to delvier her first baby, at Mrima MSF clinic in Likoni. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Samau Mwero, 25, delviers her first baby, a girl, at Mrima MSF clinic in Likoni.  Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Hanna Katherine Baya, MSF Midwife activity manager. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Josephine Masekini, MSF Field Coordinator in Likoni. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

Mrima Health Centre. Photo: Yann Libessart/MSF

In January and February 2017, there were 737 babies delivered in Mrima Health Centre, including 143 by caesarean section. Medical teams also conducted 2,273 antenatal consultations.

MSF began working in Likoni in February 2016, supporting deliveries and referring women with complications to Coast Provincial General Hospital. Construction of the container operating theatre began in late 2016. It was officially functional on 27 January 2017, when the first baby born by caesarean section arrived.

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