Ngarenaro Health Centre originally started as a women’s health centre. Currently it is an exclusively women’s reproductive health centre located in the city centre and occupies 8 doctors, 40 nurses, a laboratory service, an outpatient department, a maternity and children clinic and a labor ward.
Because of the high number of patients, the centre is very busy and can hardly meet the demands for its services, which include comprehensive breastfeeding, antenatal care and pregnancy, prevention of mother to child transmission, care treatment and counseling for HIV positive mothers, delivery, early infant diagnosis, family planning, general maternity, counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS. All these services are available 24 hours.
The clinic accepts volunteers who are medical students or medical professionals (CV needed before). The main tasks of the volunteers are assisting local nurses in the labor room, giving vaccinations to newborns and treating mothers and their children who come to the centre. Sometimes they might even be given administrative works.