Each year countless mothers die from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth around the world. Even worse, is that millions of children die before the age of five around the world due to disease and malnutrition. In Kenya these death rates are still high. The majority of these deaths are preventable with the right medical care, education and nutrition. We want to help reduce and prevent unnecessary deaths. This is why we wanted to be the initiators for our project of building the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center in cooperation with the Zelmerlöw and Björkman Foundation.

 

The Kenswed Maternity & Health Center will be built in the town Ngonu in Kenya, 20 minutes outside Nairobi and 40 minutes from the airport. The land for the building has already been donated by Isaac Macharia Wanjohi, who is a Kenyan elite runner. We have drawn up the blue prints for the building of the clinic and have had the great pleasure of breaking ground for the building of the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center. Together with Måns Zelmerlöw we broke the first ground and held a small celebration ceremony. In cooperation with Måns Zelmerlöw to represent the ZB Foundation (Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation) was Kasper Skarrie who is the Secretary General for ZB Foundation. We have decided that it is beneficial to build the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center in Ngonu, Kenya as the ZB Foundation has existing projects next door to where the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center will be built. These two projects are the Kensweed Academy which is a secondary school for young people in the Nariobi slum areas, and a boarding facility for 51 homeless teenage girls. As well they have a project in Uganda where they work to get vulnerable young boys off of the streets and they give support to the Star for Life projects in South Africa.

The Kenswed Maternity & Health Center will have a maternity ward to provide prenatal (before birth) and antenatal (post-birth) care to women, as well as general health care to the public and sexual education to youth. Our goal is to provide the best medical care possible in Kenyan standards to everyone that walks through our doors. In order to provide the best care that we can, our founder Sophie Lööf has been working hard to educate herself by doing volunteer work at the maternity ward in Skövde, Sweden.

We will hold the inauguration of the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center during November of this year! We are so happy and grateful that we have the opportunity to work alongside ZB Foundation to create an educational, safe and clean place for mothers, babies and the local people to receive medical care!

If you would like to contribute to our new project, please mark your donation “Kenswed Maternity & Health Center”.

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Photo credit for photos above: Björn Persson

Blog posts - Kenswed Maternity & Health Center

It was such a pleasure to be able to help and contribute to filling an entire shipping container that is going to Kenya, full of material for the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center. We are…
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At 10:00 this morning we went live on TV4's program Malou von Siver's "Efter Tio" with Måns Zelmerlöw and Jonas Björkman from the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation. We spoke about our cooperation in our project,…
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BIG NEWS!! Tune in tomorrow on TV4 at 10:00 to see Sophie, Måns Zelmerlöw and Jonas Björkman from the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation on TV4's program Malou von Sivers "Efter Tio". We will speak about…
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Lööf Foundation's - March 15, 2018 We are all flying back home today and decided to go to an orphaned elephant sanctuary to see the baby elephants being fed. The elephants here are rescued and…
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Monica and Simon’s Diary – March 13, 2018 This morning we went running with Kasper Skarrie, the General Secretary of ZB Foundation. We ran together with coach Joe Jesse and elite runners from Japan, Sweden…
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Sophie's Diary - March 12, 2018 I have been dreaming about building a health clinic for women to give safe births in for 17 years. Ever since giving birth to my first daughter, where the…
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Finally, the day has come that we have been waiting for, breaking the first ground for where the Maternity & Health clinic will be built! What a wonderful feeling it was to stand beside Måns…
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We are so happy to be here at Kenswed Academy in Kenya! It feels so exciting to be here celebrating their graduation today, which also happens to be the same day that we are breaking…
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Simon's Diary - March 11, 2018 I flew in overnight, landing in Kenya around 4pm. After clearing immigration, I met Sophie Lööf outside with our driver Edward from Glory Safari. We were soon underway, and…
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Sophie’s Diary – March 10, 2018, I have been dreaming about building a health clinic for women to give safe births in for 16 years. Ever since giving birth to my first daughter, where the…
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Simon Hooper's Diary - March 10, 2018 I’ve just checked in at Birmingham airport for my 15 hour journey to Nairobi. I am visiting Kenya as a volunteer for the Loof Foundation to visit the…
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We are so happy to announce and present our newest project that we are engaged in! Together with the The Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation, we are building a Maternity & Health clinic in Kenya. The Maternity…
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Sophie’s Diary – December 17, 2017, I have had the great pleasure of shadowing midwives at Skaraborgs Sjukhus in Skövde over the past few weeks to gain knowledge for the Maternity & Health clinic in…
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We are so happy to announce and present our newest project that we are engaged in! Together with the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation, we are building a Maternity & Health clinic in Kenya. The Maternity…
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