CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ZINGA
MARY ELLEN KITUNDU MEMORIAL BIRTHING CENTER
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
30 ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS BLUEPRINTED AND READY FOR CONSTRUCTION WHEN FUNDING IS AVAILABLE
Most births are not seen by the father since women labor in a room all together and do not want a strange man in the room. This birthing center will allow privacy for the couple to share the wonder of the birth.
Each room contains a bathroom with a seated shower so women can have warm water running over the abdomen to decrease the discomfort during labor.
The room also contains a resuscitation area so that if the baby does not breathe immediately, steps can be taken to stimulate respiration. This should decrease the infant mortality rate after birth significantly.
The neonatal center for children born prematurely or with difficulties will be connected with it as will a surgical center for women who need a cesarean section because of delivery difficulties.
Supporting the School of Nursing of Saint John’s University of Tanzania -
This nursing school is now the largest nursing school in Tanzania. It offers BSN and Diploma programs in Nursing as well as a Laboratory Tech school. Plans are also being made for a Master’s in Nursing Education (distance learning) to start in the near future. This should make a significant increase in the number of Nurses in Tanzania.
These will allow us to provide much-needed quality services to the community.
The hospital will be built in phases. Eventually, there will be 450 beds for children and 50 for adults. Click below to explore each building project.
Maternity Complex and Hostel
Maternal Child Health Center
Click below to read more about each
Below is our Building Priority List
It is suggestive at this time. Any building can be named after anyone should they choose to donate for it. We build as funds become available
Finish Birthing Center and NICU/O.R. Building
MCH (Maternal and Child Health Center) for pregnancy checks and well-baby checks
A Pediatric Ward with a Pediatric ICU
Surgery Center with Recovery room and ICU (adult)
Adult Ward for post-surgical patients.
More Pediatric Wards until we have 5 so we can separate children by age groups.
Eventually, the plan is for 15 pediatric wards, or 450 pediatric beds.
Emergency Services Building, and ambulance garage.
Burn Unit including physical therapy unit for burn victims
Pediatric Physical Therapy Building
Administrative Block that will include a waiting room that will seat 192 people, administrative offices plus the hospital laboratory and radiation/x-ray/CT areas.
Outpatient physical therapy
Education Building for in-service, continuing education, remedial education for children who have been hospitalized and fallen behind in school. This building will also house a day-care center for staff employees and a room for lactating mothers to nurse their children.
Staff Housing for clinic staff. Individual apartments, and dormitory style units as the staff increases. Housing for visiting doctors volunteering for 6 months or more.
An Orphanage for children 0-2 whose mothers have died in Childbirth.
Maternity Home Complex (ante-natal motel-like building) where a woman who is either ill with malaria and typhoid or something else can come and stay while being treated and also for women who we suspect may have a complicated delivery. The rooms would be big enough for the whole family so they can stay until the mother is well and discharged or is ready to deliver and can be transferred to the birthing center.
Rehabilitation Center for those with cerebral palsy and similar conditions so they can do the very best with their lives they are able to accomplish.