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#ProjectIsiolo Updates: Let's get cooking!

January 12, 2017

Simon Walley, Project Manager

The former kitchen and laundry were small rooms in the hospital, as we did not have the funds to build separate facilities and really those spaces should not be directly inside the hospital. 

We raised funds for this separate building, in which we built the laundry and kitchen on scale for use in a hospital (larger washing machines, larger appliances etc). It is also capable of being expanded if the hospital gets extremely busy.  

The kitchen can also offer a seating area for a cafeteria and sell meals.

We also designed and put a little extra into the foundation that we could use the basement for offices, stores, conference hall and a workshop/storage for tools. Upstairs with the laundry and kitchen is a small apartment which will be used as a doctors on call apartment. 

Throughout the design of this space, we have continued to maintain the integrity of the surrounding environment and whenever possible used salvaged materials (such as in the on call apartment windows) and environmentally sustainable fuels, materials and appliances. 

We continue to raise funds for Isiolo to fully staff the facility. You can donate here and be part of this incredible project's success in serving mothers. 

Find out more about Project Isiolo on our website at: http://matercare.org

Statement on 'Male Pill' Study
January 6, 2017

The male contraceptive study of Behre et al, which was terminated early due to a high rate of adverse events (including one suicide), underlines the importance of recommending safe & efficacious family planning to our patients, such as a modern Fertility Awareness-Based Method.

Read the full statement at: http://www.matercaremedia.org/single-post/2017/01/06/Statement-on-Male-Pill-Study

Spreading the Faith
January 8, 2017
Fr. Richard Taylor, MaterCare's Spiritual Advisor

This is what Cardinal Newman wrote of the long and chequered history of the Church: “It imparted an intelligent notion about the Supreme God to millions who would have lived and died in irreligion, it has raised the tone of morality wherever it has come, has abolished great and social anomalies and miseries, has elevated the female sex to its proper dignity, has protected the poorer classes, has destroyed slavery, encouraged literature and philosophy, and had a principal part in that civilising of human kind, which, with some evil, has still on the whole been productive of far greater good.. Christianity was to prevail, ....to accomplish its destiny, not as other victorious powers had done, and as the Jews expected, by force of arms or other means of this world, but by the novel expedient of sanctity and suffering” (p.353). And how was the message transmitted? He replies that Christians preached Christ; they called on people to believe, hope, and place their affections, in that Deliverer who had come and gone.

Read more from Father Taylor on our website at: http://matercare.org/news-publications/latest-news/epiphany/

 

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