7 December 2014

#ProjectIsiolo

See the latest images from the St. John Paul II Maternity Hospital in Isiolo, Kenya. The laundry and kitchen facility are nearly complete thanks to the efforts of our supporters and staff. Thank you! 

28 November 2014

MCI releases Official Statement on Tetanus Vaccination Programme in Kenya

Nov, 21, 2014- In the last week, my MaterCare International (MCI) colleagues, Drs Elvis Seman (Australia) and Bogdan Chazan (Poland) have been investigating the Tetanus Toxoid problem and we have consulted other experts including a specialist in the endocrinology of pregnancy i.e. hCG and also the production  of vaccines.  Attached is a statement from MCI which we hope will assist the KCCB, Your Lordship and our Kenyan Obstetrical and Gynaecological colleagues.  Our objective was to get to the medical and scientific truth of the matter.  Our findings do relieve any anxiety  that the women already vaccinated may have been made infertile or will suffer repeated miscarriage due to hCG antibodies..  The Kenyan vaccine controversy through the  actions of the KCCB and Catholic doctors has alerted public opinion in Kenya and around the world  that contraceptive vaccines have been developed for population control  use in past years and were used but not d in this present situation.   
With respect to the samples that I was given for analysis we have been advised that they have become denatured and cannot be properly tested.  We are suggesting that a fresh vial be tested under  the supervision of the KCCB and WHO by a competent and  independent laboratory to allay all fears.   Also while I brought the samples into the UK without permission of the authorities, we could  not find a lab that would carry out the tests since there would be medical/legal implications.  In addition I am most  unhappy about taking  them into Canada under the same circumstances.  Anyway the opinion we have penned has been possible by referencing the results of test carried out in Kenya.
We have given a lot of thought and prayer to preparing this statement.  We hope very much that it will help Your Lordship and Dr Karanja.  

Dr. Robert Walley
Executive Director, MaterCare International
Professor Emeritus  of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 

Telephone:  +1(709) 579-6472


4 November 2014

Press Release: Bishop Mugambe laments cooperation of government on Tetanus Issue during Billings Ovulation Method presentation

Contact person: Fr Conor Donnelly


Ph: 0725870110

Nov. 4, 2014- Bishop Salesius Mugambe today lamented the lack of cooperation from the government on the Tetanus issue. He was the key note speaker at a Billings Ovulation Method Teacher Training Course at Dimesse Retreat Centre, Karen Nairobi, Kenya.

The course is organised by MaterCare International, in association with WOOMB, Australia.

The objective of the conference is to train the trainers of the Billings Method in rural areas and to re-establish WOOMB in Kenya. Sixty participants from Kenya, Tanzania, Congo, Sudan and Zimbabwe are attending. 

The Speakers include two Senior Trainers from WOOMB International from Melbourne Australia who were close collaborators for many years with the Drs John and Evelyn Billings. Other international speakers are from Kenya, Canada, Tanzania and Sudan.

Certificates of training (from WOOMB, Australia), are being issued after the conference after an exam.

WOOMB Australia have trained 50,000 teachers of Billings in China, backed by the Chinese government

The Billings Ovulation Method is used by millions of women around the world. It was developed by Australian doctors, John and Evelyn Billings, validated by eminent international scientists and successfully evaluated by the World Health Organisation.

The method is easy to learn and simple to use, and once the natural signals of fertility are understood, the Billings Ovulation Method™ is confidently used to achieve or avoid pregnancy. An important side benefit is that this knowledge also provides information to the woman which safeguards her reproductive health. To learn more about Billings, visit www.WOOMB.org.


Dr Robert Walley of Matercare (Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics at the University of St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada) will be in Kenya until Nov 11 and is available for interview at (254) 0727373690. (www.matercareinternational.org)