On Thursday, A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Carolyn Rideout and Maria van Vonderen visited the Mbuga Health Center, The center provides a number of programs including pre natal care, delivery and post natal care, immunization, minor surgeries, TB and HIV services, nutritional support programmes , General assessments and referrals to district hospitals , education focused on healthy sexual development, and voluntary circumcision for boys over age 15.
In 2018 A Partnership in Caring Society purchased a delivery bed seen in the photos below. We are joined by Sister Drocelle , a midwife who is also the director of the Center.
Sixty Days For Girls Kits, 25 pairs of glasses, bottles of children’s Motrin and Tylenol were also delivered.
Among the supplies our volunteers brought to Rwanda this year are 68 Days For Girls kits ready to be distributed to young women to support their menstrual health. Most will go to a rural health Center in Mbuga. To support our ongoing work in Rwanda, you can donate on our website.
Maria van Vonderen, a volunteer with a Partnership In Caring Society explains the use of the Days For Girls Kits to Sister Marie Drocelle from the Mbuga Health Center in Rwanda.
Sister Drocelle is a Benebikira Sister and a Registered Nurse who counsels young women between the ages of 15 and 20 on reproductive health matters.
The kits include reusable flannel pads, a protective liner, facecloth and soap, 2 pair of underwear and a cycle calendar. These kits are made by volunteers for Days for Girls.
For more information about the kits please go to www.DaysforGirls.org
To make a donation to A Partnership In Caring Society please go to their website at www.apartnershipincaring.ca
Maria van Vonderen explains the Days for Girls kits to Sister Drocelle