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.
Jan 7, 2015

Implementation in 2015: Goal Set!

These women will receive complimentary screenings
These women will receive complimentary screenings

Dear HOPE Supporter,

As we kick off 2015, HOPE has a lot to be proud of; in 2014 we provided more services and more surgeries than ever before, as well as adding 5 new projects at our hospital and rural centers! This being said. we have increased our access to patients through our projects, reaching more of the community. For future projects such as the planned cervical cancer project, we will call patients who received care in another project and explain the importance of screening and what cervical cancer is. Rural women in this area are unaware that such a disease exists, and thorough counseling on the matter will be required.

As these ladies, including 500 women who received antenatal care, have recently been in touch with HOPE and received care, we find it vital to keep them engaged as quickly as possible. We are setting the goal at implementing this vital project in 2015, to reach the most amount of women. Please continue to support this vital project and spread awareness of this important women's cause. We, and the thousands of women who will benefit, thank you.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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Dec 30, 2014

Skilled Birth Attendant Project: a Success!

Johura Begum
Johura Begum

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Your support of our project to train birth attendants made our project to provide 500 women with antenatal care and encourage skilled birth attendance a huge success! Not only did we provide 500 women in our local area with antenatal care, whereas only 7% in this area normally receive it, but we increased hospital delivery from 10% to 30% and skilled birth attendance at home from 8% to 40%. There were ZERO maternal mortalities and ZERO cases of obstetric fistula, a childbirth injury prevalent in this area. All 500 women received education on caring for herself and baby post- delivery, nutrition counseling, breastfeeding counseling and family planning.

This was an excellent experience for our birth attendant students to truly engage with pregnant mothers, improve their quality of care and understanding how to work with patients on-on-one, and to gain meaninful experience navigating appropriate ways to disseminate sometimes culturally sensitive information such as family planning. HOPE could not be happier. Please read below a story of one of the patients who was educated by our students and made a critical decision regarding both her and her baby's lives:

Johura is 27 years old and has finished schooling up to class 8. This was Johura’s second pregnancy. In her first pregnancy she suffered uterine complications and to avert the recurrence this time she enrolled to ensure a safe delivery. During ANC, she came to know about the Dos and Don’ts during pregnancy and benefitted tremendously. While attending an interactive counseling session during ANC, Johura shared her experience about her first which was a home-based birth without skilled a skilled birth attendant. After giving birth to her second child at HOPE she found that HOPE provided her the necessary care and support. The baby is doing well and being exclusively breast-fed as recommended.

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Dec 30, 2014

A New Maternity Care Corner at HOPE!

HOPE Maternity Care Corner
HOPE Maternity Care Corner

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you for your support in providing safe delivery for rural mothers in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. We are excited to announce that due to a successful project whereby we were able to increase the amount of pregnant mothers who receive antenatal care and those who chose a skilled attendant for her delivery, we opened a HOPE Maternity Care Corner. This Maternity Care Corner is open 24 hours a day with two employees staffing this, providing: pregnant women enrollment, counseling on dos and don'ts of pregnancy and postpartum period, providing supplementation, ANC visit scheduling and calling patients for follow-up and visit reminders. All of these activities, particularly receiving proper education on safe delivery and care for themselves and their newborns, all encourage the utilization of a trained medical professional for delivery. Particularly, if the expectant mother receives an ultrasound during her antenatal care checks and it denotes that she is bearing a high-risk pregnancy, the mother is much more likely to make the critical decision to receive the care she needs in a medical facility. For those mothers who cannot afford the care she requires for a safe delivery, we turn to supporters like you who give her and her baby a fighting chance.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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