In the past sick newborn babies were in different wards. Now one of the wards had been upgraded to accommodate 90 sick neonates, according to modern neonatal standards.
There is a Perinatal HIV Research Unit situated at the hospital. During 1997 Bara was chosen by the UNAids as one of nine sites world-wide where HIV/AIDS research is being conducted in the international search for an Aids vaccine.
All pregnant women undergo consented tests for HIV/AIDS, and if found positive are referred to this clinic for counselling and treatment.
The hospital has facilities for sophisticated ante-natal, intrapartum and postpartum care.