Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Providing health care to the needy in Bangladesh through setting up hospitals, clinics, and providing emergency medical transportation. Hope Foundation aims to serve anyone in need, especially destitute women and children.
Apr 28, 2015

Addition Made to the Project!

Help us protect these women from cancer.
Help us protect these women from cancer.

Dear HOPE Supporter,

We have exciting news to report! We have recently been given the opportunity to add a very special component to our cervical cancer project: breast cancer training, screening and detection! Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in women in Bangladesh. The current estimate puts the occurrence rate at 22.5 per 100,000 females. Naturally this rate is probably much higher given a lack of mortality reporting in rural areas. 

What exactly will this component entail? It will comprise our physicians, nurses, midwives and other to be trained to conduct a thorough breast examination. Our surgeon and other highly capable medical staff will be trained in fine needle biopsy. Any women in need of a lumpectomy will be provided one, by HOPE's surgeon and OB/GYN. HOPE's breast cancer screening will be done simultaneously as our cervical cancer screening, so that we are providing the most comprehensive reproductive and women's health examinations. Extensive outreach will be done to educate the community on doing self-examinations.

Please help us make this cancer prevention project a reality. Together, we can save the lives of thousands.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Apr 28, 2015

Third Burn Camp Provides 30 Life-Saving Surgeries!

Young patient who received reconstructive surgery
Young patient who received reconstructive surgery

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you for making our third burn camp a HUGE success! On April 3rd through April 9th, our partner ReSurge International's in-country lead surgeon along with two assistant surgeons and an anesthesiologist hosted the third burn camp at HOPE Hospital. In total, 30 patients received life-changing surgery! This is ReSurge International's third visit to HOPE Hospital, in total providing 94 burn reconstruction surgeries. We are so grateful to have this partnership and provide this service which is much needed.

Prior to the camp, HOPE staff conducted a massive awareness campaign that involved going to distant communities to seek patients needing care. The need is so extensive in rural Bangladesh, where the use of open fires for cooking leads to a high number of burn victims. As always, ReSurge International helps train HOPE's staff so that we may provide better care for patients arriving with burn injuries. Treating burn appropriately in the first instance is crucial.

Thank you for helping us make this work possible.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Apr 28, 2015

Birth Attendants Gaining Experience in the Field!

Mothers Registering for Antenatal Care Services
Mothers Registering for Antenatal Care Services

Dear HOPE Supporter,

We have exciting news to share with you! As a result of a new project whereby we are conducting maternal health research, our students are gaining first-hand experience in the field, providing antenatal care! Thus far, our students, along with our staff, have conducted 140 antenatal care checks in very remote areas. These rural maternal health camps are being held weekly, providing students immense experience, particularly in rural areas where resources are low. One of HOPE's rural medical centers located on the island of Moheshkhali was met with patients seeking care, lined up outside the door! It is not that pregnant women in Bangladesh don't want the care; its that they cannot access the care when the distance is too great. 

HOPE's goal is to continue training skilled birth attendants so that NO MOTHER LACKS ACCESS TO SKILLED CARE. Help us make pregnancy and birth safe for mothers and their babies. 

As always, thank you for your incredible support.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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