Thursday 20 July 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nearly 100 babies saved in three months as caesarean sections made available in Mahama Refugee Camp

MAHAMA, Rwanda, 20 July 2023 – The lives of 93 babies have been saved in the last three months in the largest refugee camp in Rwanda following the launch of a revamped state-of-the art medical facility with the capacity to carry out caesarean sections in partnership with Population, Refugees and Migration Bureau (PRM), UNHCR, UNFPA and Japan Embassy, Save the Children said.

Monday 29 August 2022

Mahama day care: closing the motherhood gap and helping women entrepreneurs and their children thrive!

Olpah, 28 years old, is a mother and an entrepreneur selling vegetables, tomatoes, and fruits in Mahama Camp. Last year, when Olpah was in the Kigeme refugee camp, she was supported by Inkomoko with the capital to start her small business. Olpah was transferred to Mahama Camp and continues her business but often had challenges with running her business whilst taking care of her two- year-old child.

Monday 29 August 2022

Rebecca Is Differently Able!

Rebecca 16 years old, lives in Mahama camp with her parents and 4 siblings. She has physical disability (amputated right arm) caused by accident. Arriving in Mahama refugee camp, Rebecca could not freely participate in education, recreational and learning activities due to her disability and the stigma that comes with it.

Monday 29 August 2022

Mahama Camp: From No Web To WEB 3

Save the Children, in collaboration with Net Hope, connected 10 sites to the Internet across Mahama camp in 2021. An average of 2036 people connect to the network each month. The most visited site is Save the Children’s online library, which hosts an average of 353 visits each day.

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Improving health outcomes through effective service delivery

Kevin, is a 1-year old boy with a digestive disorder since he was 3 months affecting his growth and ability to gain weight. His mother was not able to breastfeed and had limited knowledge on child nutrition, further putting Kevin at risk of malnutrition.