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 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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Dec 16, 2013

Feeding the Smallest Ones in Need

Tareque Before His Incredible Surgery
Tareque Before His Incredible Surgery

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Due to our fantastic partnership with Smile Train, HOPE Hospital is conducting an increased amount of cleft lip/palate surgeries for children who's lives are about to change. When these patients arrive to our hospital, their families cannot afford food. Cleft Lip/Palate is a consequence of poverty, one that occurs in families who received little to no education and cannot afford proper antenatal care services while the mother is pregnant to prevent such a disability in her child. These families travel long distances to have their children receive the life-changing surgery they deserve and are spend all they have on transportation. Please help us feed patients like Tareque and enjoy his incredible story.

Tareque, a 3-year old boy from Chakaria was born with cleft lip and palate. His parents were unaware of the importance of folic acid for the mothers during pregnancy. Tareque was kept hidden away from other children and his relatives due to the terrible stigmatization and embarrassment his parents felt. His father believed the deformity arose from the lunar eclipse. Tareque’s parents knew his deformity could be repaired and attempted to take him for surgery at Chittagong Lion Hospital but due to transportation-related issues, Tareque missed his surgery. His parents had heard about HOPE Hospital and their specialization in repairing cleft lip and palates and immediately registered him for surgery.

Tareque’s surgery was a success, and his parents bring him to social functions with no hesitation! They are so delighted about the results from the surgery and say they cannot wait to see him grow up with a beautiful smile. Tareque’s Father believes that if they hadn’t taken Tareque to HOPE Hospital for surgery, their son would have grown up resenting his parents for lack of action. Now the family is happy and looking very much towards the future.

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