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March 2009 Update

Laura will be returning to Northern Nigeria this month to bring additional supplies to Kofan Gayan hospital and to witness the beginning of the solar electric installation in the operating theatre, maternity ward and labor and delivery. Overhead lights will be installed in each of these wards. Fundraising efforts in February allowed for the purchase of LED headlamps for all of the night duty nurses and physicians in the Pediatrics, Gynecology, and other adult wards of the hospital. Additional funds were used to purchase four new ICOM two-way radios and electronic equipment that will extend the range of the walkie-talkies to more than 10 miles! This will allow all of the on-call emergency personnel to have immediate contact with labor and delivery staff when emergencies occur.

Together, these interventions will allow hospital staff to provide faster and safer emergency care to mothers in need



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