Josephine, one of the mothers Mama Rescue Project shares how Mama Rescue helped her get to Lwanda HCIII on time to deliver her baby safely.
"During my first antenatal visit Nurse Christine talked to me about Mama Rescue Program. On my fourth visit, she gave me a voucher number. She said the number was to help me move when in labor. I was given the phone numbers of the Boda Boda (motos-taxis) riders in my area for easy access to the health facility. When I went into labor, I called Mr. Matovu, who came in 10 minutes to take me to the health center.
When Mr. Matovu arrived, he asked me for my antenatal card to confirm my voucher number. As we arrived at the health center, nurse Christine received me and took me in for a check-up. The Boda Boda man did not ask me for any money when I arrived at Lwanda Health Center III.”
Nurse Christine received me and took very good care of me. She kept checking on me until I gave birth at around 6:00 AM to a healthy baby girl. I thank the Mama Rescue Project for offering free transport to mothers in labor in our communities to the health centers. It has helped many mothers like me give birth at health centers with trained health workers.”
Josephine shares her joy at the birth of her new baby ©Cynthia Rukundo, BAMA foundation