Clinic owner, Modjadji Makwela says she used to have many patients but has since stopped delivering babies. She sees fewer people now because she is only able to treat minor medical procedures.
World Prematurity Day has become a hallmark day of celebration at Pelonomi Tertiary Hospital in recent years. This year the institution had more reason to celebrate after overcoming challenges including a strike at the maternity ward in July.
Imagine being in labour, vulnerable and scared and being told by hospital staff to clean up your own blood. For years, reports of women being abused during labour at public health facilities have made headlines. Now, a kinder, gentler birth for many South Africa women may come from an unlikely place.