Today, Carolyn Rideout and Maria van Vonderen from APICS endured a 2 hour rough ride to Mbuga due to road construction.
There they met with Sister Marie Drocelle and delivered much needed medical supplies and more Days For Girls Kits. Sister Drocelle is a midwife and manager of the Health Center.
The Center is extremely well run with 22 staff. They have a laboratory and pharmacy. They service a catchment area of 25,000 people. They deliver on average 2 babies per day.
While there we noticed an extremely decrepit, non functioning labour and delivery table. We offered to replace the table. Sister Drocelle was surprised and very grateful. A phone call later to a supplier in Kigali and the order was made.
To donate to APICS please go to their website at www.apartnershipincaring.ca