$200,000 donation to upgrade CWM facilities

February 24, 2023 12:32 pm

[Source: International Women's Association (IWA) Fiji/ Facebook]

The Fiji Water Foundation has donated $200,000 to the International Women’s Association to upgrade and renovate the CWM Maternity and Children’s Hospital bathrooms.

Foundation Manager Marie Smith says the maternity ward at CWM delivers around 900 babies each month, and the Children’s Ward admits up to 800 children.

She says it also sees an additional 500 children for outpatient care monthly.

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[Source: International Women’s Association (IWA) Fiji/ Facebook]

Smith adds that CWM is everyone’s hospital and they decided to assist after looking at the condition of the bathrooms in the hospital.

She says she is proud that company stepped up and is doing something to ensure that the hospital has the right facilities during this vulnerable time for birthing mothers and their children.

[Source: International Women’s Association (IWA) Fiji/ Facebook]

Fiji Water Foundations’ donation of $200,000 will fund the renovation of nearly 20 bathrooms and eight showers, plus the installation of new sinks, shower benches, ceilings and industrial ventilation fans.

Smith says these renovations will ensure that patients and families utilizing the essential services provided by CWM can access clean, and adequate facilities.

The International Women’s Association says they are grateful to the Foundation for the confidence and trust placed in them and acknowledge the assistance.

[Source: International Women’s Association (IWA) Fiji/ Facebook]

It says that the CWM Maternity and Children’s Hospitals are critical institutions.

The IWS says women represent the cornerstone of a family’s overall health, and there is a need to ensure they have access to clean facilities and quality care that can lead to improved health for newborn babies, children, and ultimately, whole families.

The IWA is committed and excited to be working with the Fiji Water Foundation and hopes that with this new partnership, more corporate organizations will support them.

The IWA will project manage the work in the hospitals.

The condition of the CWMH has been under the spotlight following a recent media tour.

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