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.
Feb 5, 2014

Gearing up for this Year's Exciting Projects

Dear HOPE Supporter,

HOPE Foundation is very excited to begin our new maternal health projects set for 2014 as well as continue our impactful established projects. As always, our Mothers' Clubs will be instrumental in implementing all maternal health projects. This year HOPE Foundation will be adding on to our obstetric fistula program. A grant from Henry E. Niles will allow us to begin an entrepreneurship program to train a group of HOPE's fistula patients who endured great social and financial struggle while they were living with fistula, in seamstress skills as well as help support them with business skills and supplies to start their own businesses. Our Mothers' Clubs will help with the recruitment of fistula survivors, advertising of the women's businesses and raising awareness. A second grant from Dining for Women will allow us to build and train a specialized fistula team to do more repair surgeries per year as well as reach more women. Our Outreach Coordinator will be working with the Mothers' Clubs to provide presentations and deliver education about fistula during their community sessions. The Outreach Coordinator will furthermore work with the Mothers' Clubs to recruit patients, counsel current patients in their communities and reintegrate patients to their respective villages after successful fistula surgery. Our Mothers' Clubs have increasingly critical roles in all of our maternal health projects and we are grateful to you for your continued support. We look forward to updating you on how these projects progress throughout the year!

 

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh 

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Jan 22, 2014

HOPE's Fistula Program fully Funded

Firoja, Fistula Patient Cured
Firoja, Fistula Patient Cured

Dear HOPE supporter,

We greatly appreciate the commitment you have made to our fistula work since we started. We have made tremendous progress and are happy to report that our work is being fully funded by the Fistula Foundation! That being said, we no longer find it necessary to accept donations for our fistula work when it is being funded fully. We do encourage you, if you would still like to give, to donate to supporting our Mothers' Clubs as they are instrumental in identifying and recruiting fistula patients for us, as well as critical in our education and prevention methods. Please check our website for updates on our fistula work as we start the new year and prepare to improve maternal health in bigger strides: www.hopeforbangladesh.org. Thank you again, with your support so many women have been helped!

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Dec 16, 2013

HOPE's Birth Attendants Gain Advanced Skills

Learning Critical Advanced Skills
Learning Critical Advanced Skills

Dear HOPE Supporter,

We want to thank you for your invaluable commitment to not only saving mothers and newborns’ lives but also to building the capacity of the local women of Cox’s Bazar. This is a special project of HOPE’s as these trained women can go out into the community and start their own businesses, or they are more than welcome to work for HOPE’s outreach programs. The empowerment that these women have in choosing their career paths is novel in this area and it is a breath of fresh air.

The women being trained currently as birth attendants are learning such an increased amount due to the visits of international physicians. Resurge International, a California-based organization that works to repair burns held a burn repair camp but also worked diligently in training our staff in burn care as well as increased care. HOPE’s birth attendants were present for these workshops and received specialized training in burn patient care. While burn care does not immediately make sense for birthing attendants, it is the increased knowledge and practice gained by seasoned medical professions that is imparted to our staff that truly help them to grow and become better medical professionals. Please see below as Harshada learns how to resuscitate a newborn.

As always, thank you for your dedicated commitment to improving maternal health in an area that so desperately needs it.

Best Rest regards this holiday season!

Ashley Pugh

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