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.
Oct 7, 2013

New Support has been Committed!

Hamida just received her lifesaving surgery!
Hamida just received her lifesaving surgery!

Dear HOPE Supporters,

HOPE Foundation for Women and Children of Bangladesh is excited to announce that we are the recipients of two new grants dedicated to our Obstetric Fistula Program! A grant from Dining for Women affords us to create a specialized Obstetric Fistula team to support the work of our Fistula surgeon Dr. Nrinmoy Biswas. This team includes a physician, two nurses and an outreach coordinator. This team will allow us to conduct more surgeries, provide advanced care and reach out to hundreds of more women suffering from this debilitating condition. We could not be more excited to see the increased level of patient care and the immense awareness raising and outreach that will take place with this fantastic new grant.

The second grant has been awarded to us by the Henry E. Niles Foundation. This grant will fund a project called “From Sufferer to Survivor”. We will recruit fistula patients to be trained as seamstresses and be employed in our workshop amongst other fistula patients so that they may produce their own products and start their own independent businesses. For years these women have been unable to work and relied on the financial support of family members. We want to encourage them, re-build their confidence and assist them in becoming independent again. In choosing only fistula patients we are building a community in which they can support each other, making it easier for them to reintegrate into society upon working on their social skills. Don’t forget, these women were hidden away in the homes for years prior to their surgeries and need some time to assimilate once more.

HOPE Foundation will be able to conduct so many more surgeries and reach so many more women in need. We could not be happier and we thank Dining for Women, the Henry E. Niles Foundation and supporters like YOU who have gone above and beyond to help fistula victims in need. Our most sincerest thanks for all of your support.

Please stay tuned to see all of the new faces of women who will be served by this critical program.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Oct 1, 2013

Burn Repair Camp to Take Place this Month!

Dear HOPE Supporters,

It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that at the end of this month, Resurge International, a non-profit that is committed to providing reconstructive surgery to those in need, will be visiting HOPE's Hospital. While Resurge International is at HOPE, they will be conducting reconstructive surgery on patients who are suffering from extreme burns; some accidental, some not. These burns have debilitated these individuals, restricted mobility and usage of their limbs and caused heinous social stigmatization. Children suffering from burns are often unable to attend school. Their inabilit to work in the future places a tremendous financial burden on their families.

HOPE is incredibly excited to transform the lives of as many children as we can. The children will further have access to physical therapists to assist in their recovery. The team from Resurge International will be additionally working to train our hospital staff in burn care. This is crucial for when we have patients arrive with severe burns to know how to respond to lessen the damage, reduce the pain and maintain usability of areas burned. 

We thank you for your incredible donations and look forward to reporting to you on the success of our camp!

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Sep 13, 2013

HOPE's Midwifery Project Expanding!

Midwifery students Creating Awareness!
Midwifery students Creating Awareness!

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you very much for your generous donation to HOPE's project dedicated to training birth attendants! Your support has afforded us to make great strides in continuing our first ever Bangladeshi recognized Midwifery program! At present, our students are working hard in their electives. The girls have visited local hospitals and clinics to lend their support, spread awareness about critical women's health issues and even recruited obstetric fistula patients for our upcoming Fistula Repair Camp. This is an incredible accomplishment, as finding and encouraging fistula patients to come forward is very difficult. At the moment, HOPE is looking to recruit 50 more local girls for next year's class. We are remaining on track to train and disburse hundreds of midwives into the local communition, particulary the remore villages, in order to prevent Obstetric Fistula, conduct family planning, increse maternal care, and most importantly, practice safe delivery. The more midwivse we train, the more lives we can save, of both infants and their Mothers! Thank you again for your dedicated support to this incredible cause.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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