Since 1997 Cap Anamur has been running a hospital in Lwere, in the Nuba Mountains, located in the south of Sudan. We are constantly developing this hospital structurally and medically. We have now set up a new maternity ward on the hospital grounds.
The previous maternity ward no longer offered enough space for the treatments and there was also no separation between the various treatment areas.
More space and better medical care in the new maternity ward
We have therefore created separate rooms in the new ward. A surgery room has been created next to the delivery room in which caesarean sections can be performed. A separate room has been created for around 6,000 pregnancy consultations a year. The hospital rooms in which expectant mothers or mothers with newborns are accommodated are also larger and offer more space. Patients can relax in the separate waiting area in the central corridor.
A light- and air-permeable building with 25 beds, three examination places, two delivery places, a milk kitchen and a surgical procedure room was created. The sanitary facilities were generously built outside the station.
The new building offers mothers and newborns improved medical care. The approximately 30 births and up to 600 pregnancy consultations per month are now taking place in a more modern and spacious environment.
We use the local infrastructure for the construction work
The construction of the maternity already started in April 2019. The construction work in the Nuba Mountains is determined by both the six-month rainy season and the difficult-to-access region. Many materials, such as steel, cement or sheet metal, had to be imported via Kenya and Uganda. In addition, the government measures due to the corona pandemic led to a restricted movement of goods, which had a direct impact on our construction work.
In the planning Cap Anamur included building materials customary in the country as much as possible. Bricks, clay, quarry stone, gravel and sand were therefore sourced locally. The use of the available goods and the feasibility with local workers creates a high level of identification between the local people and the projects.