of a Good Hospital
When we were growing up and starting to understand, the one thing I remember so vividly is that Nairobi Women’s Hospital was where you went to seek medical attention in case of rape or sexual violence and abuse. This really intrigued me and I remember one day during those long breaks in campus, I wanted to go volunteer there, because what do you do with a whole 3 months? I figured it might as well be helping people out, I never got a chance, because all their volunteer spots were filled, so I ended up at Redcross.
Gender violence, maybe a topic I would not talk about from experience, but day in day out we read stories about people facing this kind of abuse, especially women, according to the Nairobi Women’s Hospital statistics. Sad. Even sadder is when the children have to be part of the abuse, young girls and boys admitted in hospital, just to be protected from senseless humans.
Nairobi Women’s Hospital, God bless their big hearts have a 24 hour free recovery centre where people facing violence can take refuge. Sometimes these attack happen in the middle of the night, you cannot go knock on a neighbours door for help and you just need a place to lay your head in peace albeit for a couple of hours.
The main purpose of the GVRC’s which is a charitable trust under NWH is to bring back meaning to survivor’s lives and their families. They do this through the provision of FREE medical treatment and psychosocial support to survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and engaging the public in advocacy issues and primary prevention of abuse. The medical support given is the basic treatment for survivors of Gender Based Violence (GBV) that includes emotional, physical, sexual and psychological abuse.
The GVRC is committed towards demand driven service delivery and thus seeks to ensure quality and comprehensive treatment, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of all survivors. Overall, since its inception in March 2001, the centre has provided free and comprehensive medical treatment and psychosocial support to over 30,000 survivors. In addition GVRC has provided medical and psychosocial support to 10,000 survivors of Gender Based Violence through the emergency response program in conflict situations.
Now Nairobi Women’s Hospital has partnered with us in the past for our Project Baby Shower and they have an amazing package for mums seeking professional delivery that doesn’t have to break the bank. Childbirth can be affordable and with professional help available. And their paediatric follow up is really on point. They are spreading fast across the country and it’s such a relief to know that good quality health centres are accessible to more women thanks to NWH.
Thank you NWH, you are doing a great job and for your continued support, a lot more mothers are forever grateful.
See you all preggo friends at the Project Baby Shower on March 4th.
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