Monday, October 13, 2014
Peramiho Priory Series: The Sisters' New Project
(While on home leave Sr. Rosann Ocken, Prioress of Peramiho Priory, sat down with Sr. Inviolata and talked about the work of the sisters in Tanzania-Peramiho Priory. If you would like to learn more about the work the sisters are doing check out www.mbsmissionaries.org.)
The Sisters in Peramiho have a new project that they are excited to get started on! The sisters run St. Anna’s health center in Uwemba and do a lot of work with prenatal care and early childhood development. As of right now, when a woman has complications in her pregnancy and labor she must travel 40-60 minutes to another hospital for a Cesarean section. With conditions the way they are, many women and children are dying as a result.
The government wants to create a safer environment for women to have the operation. They are allowing smaller health centers to create safe and clean operating rooms to have cesarean sections. The sisters are leading the cause in the area with creating a Cesarean section department in Uwemba. One sister will begin schooling in August to further her education to become an Assistant Medical Officer. She then will be able to do the Cesarean sections and other minor surgeries.
With the help of an organization in the Netherlands, the sisters will have some funding to start this project. The Sisters’ hope is to begin construction in one year and be fully functioning in two years.