NEW MATERNITY COMPLETED IN 2018
DNH is a 120 bed hospital providing referral services for a population of 300,000. A new maternity was completed in 2018, providing a total of 37 maternity beds and reporting on average 60 deliveries per month. One third of the deliveries at the hospital are by caesarian section, given the large number of patients referred to the hospital with at-risk pregnancies and delayed or difficult labor.
New maternity completed in 2018.
Improved inpatient services and has sent a message of hope to the community.
NICU OPENED IN 2019
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was opened in December 2019. At-risk newborn infants, including preemies, low birth weight infants (at risk for sepsis), and infants with congenital malformations are admitted to the unit.
The NICU has been equipped with two incubators, one radiant warmer, one CPAP, one bili-blanket, one infusion pump, two infant digital scales, one adult scale, one crib, and three beds for Kangaroo Mother Care.
Reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality rate is the goal of this project. Staff are trained to provide neonatal care in a way that was not previously possible. High-risk mothers are being identified with the plan to reduce life threatening delays in referral to the hospital. Partners and individual gifts are needed to sustain this program going forward.
Dr. Marx examines a patient in the NICU.