There was a volunteer from Europe visiting and she wanted to see a Health Centre so I hopped into the van as well and went with her!
It was about a one hour drive away from Gondar Hospital into the countryside (Past Azezo and past the turning to the airport). The asphalt road ran out so then it was along very bumpy track.
If there were any complications then the patients from here would be sent to Gondar Hospital - along said dirt road - either in the health centre ambulance or in the Red Cross one or Hospital one.
They said they had one or two deliveries everyday but there was no-one there when we visited. It was super clean!
For the neonatal resuscitation
The health centre was staffed by 2 midwives and then there were 7 other nurses who did different clinics etc - the head midwife said he would love more training for the nurses as there were times that the midwives were not at work so the nurses cared for the pregnant ladies.
The smallest ambulance you ever may see!! They say it attaches onto the Bajaj (tuktuk) - would not fancy it though along the bumpy road - being in a 4x4 was bad enough!
The Health Centre
The Delivery Suite at the Health Centre