There are new concerns for the 11 pregnant women now living in Omilling rural area Sudan. 6 of these are expected to give birth this month without childbirth delivery facilities.
Women here are giving birth under the absolute worst condition, says the local doctor, volunteering at the village healthcare post. They can’t find access to midwives. Little problems become big problems.
A woman, 27, is nine months into her pregnancy. She lost her last baby, a son, in childbirth two years ago due to lack of the delivery facilities. This time, she will have only the help of her family if complications arise…” She has no access to medical doctor to monitor her pregnancy on monthly basis.
-- Ayaa lay on her back in the dusty turkul maternity post, crying out in pain and clenching her older sister's hand. She was about to give birth to triplets.
Two days earlier, the mad walls of turkul maternity post had collapsed around her. Now, there was no place to deliver her babies -- only the house made from grass and bed linens where she and her family were sleeping. ``Please, God,'' she prayed. ``Let my babies live.''
Ayaa is among the hundreds of Sudanese women who have gone into labor without delivery facilities.
Many, like Ayaa, are giving birth in the turkul maternity post without medicines, and delivery tools. The women have almost no privacy, and doctors and midwives are scarce. Extreme poverty is everywhere in Omilling rural community Sudan.
The local women in Omilling rural areas really need childbirth delivery bed to spare the life of mothers and their babies. But they cannot get this without your support. Hope Ofiriha is campaigning really hard to get the funding so that these facilities are delivered to the community.
With $100 donated by our GlobalGiving donors, Hope Ofiriha purchased 10 set-kits and given this to the health post which were used to help mothers under childbirth.
We are expecting our GlobalGiving donors to partner with us until the goal of this project is fully achieve. In every three months we will be posting progress report to keep you inform of the progress we are making to improve women’s conditions in rural communities of Omilling Sudan.
Thanks for ongoing support!
The introduction of HIV-awareness campaign has made a remarkable change increasing the number of people knowing their HIV status.
In Omilling Sudan, 1 out of 5 is HIV-infected. If people can find out their status, they can take necessary steps to remain negative or access care, and treatment services if positive. To further this goal, Hope Ofiriha made a decision to expand HIV –awareness campaign and counseling availability by visiting HIV-experts. Integrating HIV-awareness program into local health services allows local volunteers to offer testing and counseling as a standard component of medical care which can reduce the stigma attached to receiving an HIV test since very patient is asked if they want to be tested. Proactively offering testing and counseling also can increase acceptance of HIV testing among the populations who are most likely to be infected. Hope Ofiriha invites HIV-testing experts to rural areas three times a year.
Since the start of this program, Hope Ofiriha has been campaigning to raise awareness of HIV-AID, how to avoid contracting the killer disease, and to how to treat and live with it. The project works in partnership with the Omilling Traditional Authorities. 3000 people have attended the educational workshops on HIV-AID since the start.
"We have a strategy, “Alice says, that we began almost a year ago. “Think wide and start small.”That method paid off: four villages of the Omilling are now awareness of HIV-AID. To date, the community’s 1 trainer have trained a total of 2 HIV-awareness volunteers, they now being integrated into local different health facilities to give a 30 minutes talk, and a 30 minutes question and answer session on daily basis to output services patients.
A long the way our HIV-campaigner is facing a huge challenge in sustaining this program but with optimism. She needs fuel to power the motor bike to visit more villages, and materials for HIV-campaign and training.
We are grateful to our GlobalGiving donors for the supports they have shown during the difficult months, and Hope Ofiriha will be working with them until the project has achieve its goal.
Thanks for your ongoing support!
A case of diarrhea, a pregnancy or even a puncture wound – each can be a death sentence for someone living in Omilling rural areas of Sudan.
The community has no source of medical suppliers, and they need your help. This isolated village is nestled between the mountains of central Eastern Equatoria state Sudan, is about 70km to a closet government health clinic, and several days walk from a hospital. It is also so remote that public transportation doesn’t even go there.
Raising the fund has really been a struggle but we hope our GlobalGiving donors will open up their hands. Many children are sick but there are no medicines for treating the patients.
We will be sending a field report in the next three months with latest updates. Hope Ofiriha will be collaborating with you until the goal of this project is fully achieved.