Construction of Mothers ‘Waiting Shelter at Gomola Clinic Kwekwe
Since its inception, Gomola Clinic , in Kwekwe district had no Mothers waiting Shelter, and expecting pregnant mothers were forced to travelled more than 20km by foot to nearest facilities with the waiting shelter or hire carts when due incurring out of pocket expenses/ costs. Some experienced born before deliveries (BBAs) episodes and due to these barrier most opted for home delivetries which put HIV positive mothers at risk of transmitting HIV to the unborn baby
CLM team, including Deloune Matongo PEPFAR CLM Focal Person inspecting the Shelter in Progress
After the issue of BBAs came out during Focus Group discussions and service users’ surveys, the Community Health Advocates (CHAs) engaged the HCC and presented the issues /barrier to service uptake of long distances travelled by expecting pregnant mothers which resulted in BBAs.
Resultantly the HCC was convinced and allocated Result Based Funds to the mothers’ waiting shelter. Notwithstanding that advocacy score, one of the CHAs mobilized her village to provide pit and riverside for the construction of the shelter.