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The Ruben Centre Birthing Unit Turns One!

Posted on 24 June 2019

On Friday June 21st, over 5,000 people gathered to celebrate the first anniversary of the Ruben Centre Birthing Unit. The unit began operating on May 21, 2018 and since then has welcomed 779 healthy babies. The number of deliveries has far exceeded the expectations of the centre. The Ruben Centre Birthing Unit has become a preferred options for mothers from the Mukuru community. As part of the celebration, the Ruben Clinic was upgraded from Medical Clinic Level 2 to Health Centre Level 3. The day was graced by His Excellency Mike Mbuvi Sonko, the Governor of Nairobi County. The Ruben Health Centre Manager Zipporah Mwangi gave a tour and presentation about the clinic to the Governor. Celebrations continued with various performances by the school’s scouts and girl guides, the Ruben Orchestra, traditional dancers, gymnasts and the Community Health Volunteers.

The Governor promised the community with the acquisition of the disputed piece of land adjacent to the Ruben Centre. The Governor promised to acquire the land before August and grants its title deed to Ruben Centre for its development. The land would be used to build the only Government Secondary school in the Mukuru area and to expand the capacity of the Health Centre, which now has only 10 beds. We look forward to seeing the future of the Ruben Centre Health Clinic and thank Misean Cara and the Brigidine Sisters for funding this programme.