This island has no medical support, no hospitals, and no amenities. There is an urgent need to save lives of both mothers and newborns, as maternal mortality and intrapartum deaths are very common there. With every death of a woman during labour, all of her children become orphaned and are forced to live in complete poverty with almost no chance at a better life.
The majority of the construction work has already been completed. Now, we are in Phase 3, which consists of but is not limited to the installation of electricity, plumbing, roof work, finishing works for the interior and gardens, purchasing equipment and so on.
The cost to complete construction is estimated to be 30 000 € (36,800 $ or 46,600 C$).
We already have the medical license for the operation of the maternity ward, and signed contracts with doctors from the United States of America who have agreed to volunteer their time towards providing medical services for local women, and training any local medical personnel.