HISTORY AND REPUTATION OF SAFE MOTHERHOOD SPECIALIST HOSPITAL LTD, PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA
Safe motherhood initiative started as an enlightenment and empowerment initiative aimed at educating pregnant women, their spouses, mentors and caregivers about how to achieve safe delivery and safe surgery. The safe motherhood empowerment and enlightenment initiative, a nongovernmental organization was registered with the cooperate affairs commission on 17th of November,2008.
Our key services are:
Standards of Treatment
Quality of Care Services
25+ Years Experience
How We Started Safe Motherhood
Began Operation as an NGO
This NGO started as a response to the call of God on my life and that of my wife, Crystal. The call came on the 19th of October, 2007 during the defense of my project for the Part II fellowship examination of the West African college of surgeons. There was a demand by people for us to establish a place for the practical demonstration of what we teach on television. This led to the birth of the Safe motherhood specialist hospital LTD.
Started the Hospital
There was a demand by people for us to establish a place for the practical demonstration of what we teach on television. This led to the birth of the Safe motherhood specialist hospital LTD. The hospital started as a reference hospital for traditional birth attendants and other maternity caregivers who benefited from our enlightenment programs. They refer cases that require specialist obstetric and gynecological attention. Cases of obstructed labour, cervical incompetence leading to recurrent miscarriages, placenta previa, uterine fibroids and uterovaginal prolapse were sent to us. Cases that require specialist obstetric, gynecological, pediatric(children) or general surgical attention, came as referrals also from doctors and midwives who run their own outfits and the general public. Herniorrhaphies, appendectomies, hemorrhoidectomies, intestinal resections and anastomosis are done frequently in the hospital. Instruments, medical equipment for better patient care are constantly provided and existing facilities, upgraded and maintained. People who know us or heard our messages brought their pregnant women to deliver in safe motherhood hospital. Some brought those that need surgery to do their surgical cases in the hospital. They heard testimonies that deliveries and surgeries in safe motherhood were safe. They also heard that prayers are being constantly offered in the hospital for the safety of our clients and patients. This increased their level of confidence in the hospital.
The hospital has grown from a humble beginning in Diobu to a well-known centre in Rivers state. For over three thousand child births (deliveries) in safe motherhood specialist hospital LTD, there was no maternal death All the women went home alive and well. The babies that died were those who died in utero before presentation to us and babies with congenital malformations not compatible with life. Our experience in the course of our practice has been put down as books and booklets. From our first published work on 1st may, 2009 over 65 books and booklets have been published. The first published work known as Unprofessional Obstetrics Practice and Obstetric Pelvic infection came out of the observation of severe iatrogenic infections women contracted in unskilled birth places in the course of labour and delivery. The incidence of pelvic infection leading to the death of the baby or the woman or secondary infertility has gone down in our area of operation from our work.
Established as a Foremost Specialist Centre
As a social responsibility to humanity, the safe motherhood specialist hospital LTD is offering “do it yourself” courses that will enable people learn the basic medical skills that can prevent untimely death for them, their families, communities, businesses and organizations. Such courses include ‘Universal blood pressure measurement’, ‘Urinalysis’ that can detect challenges that can prove fatal if left undetected and ‘Preconception medical evaluation and care’. The last course will protect young people from untimely death, infertility, death, of babies and recurrent miscarriages. We are offering courses that will help health care providers offer a quality care to their clients and patients. The courses include Making caesarean section safe, making fibroid operation safe, pelvic assessment, induction and augumentation of labour, Manual removal of the placenta, vacuum extraction, etc.