Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Mayanja Memorial Foundation offers a range of health and education community based services in the Western region of Uganda. The Foundation directly advances the work of the Mayanja Memorial Hospital and Mayanja Memorial Training Institute, medical service and educational institutions respectively. Collectively, these institutions complement the government's effort to deliver high quality health services and respond to the increased demand for health professionals in the region.
Feb 3, 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS GIVEN AT MMHF-GLOBAL GIVING JAN 2014

students assisted 2014 Jan
students assisted 2014 Jan

Yet another joyous moment at Mayanja memorial Medical Traing Institutes as more student nurses get supported financially due to your donations at Global Giving where solutions are provided to global issues, thank you all.

A notice was posted at notice boards both at the Training Institute and the Foundation offices in June 2013 and a total of 25 students applied during the stipulated time.In two meetings held in September 2013 all the applications were assessed by the committee according to the following agreed criteria which awarded points according to whether one was a complete orphan, from hard to reach area, or from a family that is regarded as poverty stricken. Academic performance was given consideration and whether the student had exhibited difficulty in meeting financial requirements of the Institute.

Verification of information in the application forms was done, this included making calls to Community development Officers, Local council leaders and from their previous Schools there was more insight in the student’s financial inabilities. There after scores were assigned basing on information provided on the applications and gathered data from their respective villages.

The funds available are approximately USD 5800, this could enable support for eleven (11) students up to completion of their courses and these are;- Joseph, Yokonia, Dovico, Barbara, Justus, Sharon, Kenneth, Edith, Chris, Medard, and Jolly all these required on average approximately 600 $ (dollars) each. Appreciation goes to our partners at Global Giving who have sacrificed their funds to avail a future to these young boys and girls as graduate nurses. Appreciation to all of you who contribute to this noble cause, our prayer at Maynja Memorial Medical Training Institute is that the Almighty power blesses you. Let us assist more nursing students graduate as nurses. Thank you Global Giving.

Dec 20, 2013

DECEMBER AT GETRUDE WARD

We at MMHF are grateful for your support through Global Giving throughout the year and the so many mothers that have been saved because you cared are very appreciative. Thanks partners at Global Giving and let us save more mothers in 2014 together.

This quarter of the year registered 92 deliveries on Gertrude ward all live births, out of these births 05 were born to HIV+ mothers. The babies were started on antiretroviral drugs prophylaxis the mothers were encouraged to persistently take their Anti Retroviral Treatment drugs.  20 babies were born with weight below 2.05kgs and only one was born asphyxiated.  Referrals from lower health centers were received mostly with obstetric complications such as prolonged labor due to long distances to health facilities so by the time they reach Mayanja Memorial Hospital are too weak to push the baby.  Anti PartumHaemorrhaeg, preclapsia, poor descent of babies and one was a case of cord entanglement around the neck. All were saved because you offered to help thank you.

Mothers were educated on importance of postnatal care, immunization and were encouraged to make sure they attended both to attain good health for both themselves and the new borne. Out of the 92 babies and mothers only 45 returned for immunization and postnatal concurrently at our facility.

During postnatal care mothers are educated about dangers of  cancers of the breast and cervical cancer , actually 07 mothers had Pap smear done and 08 had biopsy taken.

Thank you for walking with us through 2013, let us join hands to make 2014 better with saving more vulnerable mothers.

Sep 24, 2013

A story of Nursing Student - Dovico

Students submitted applications and my, all stories raise your sympathetic side enormously, they leave you tear filled with an aching to help all if it were possible.  For Instance there is one male nurse student Dovico B, he comes from a hard to reach area in the Rwenzori mountain ranges, when he was 3 years old he lost his father to HIV/AIDS and the mother followed a few years later.

Relatives joined hands to assist him grow up, in turns would pay tuition for his school through primary level and to them he had acquired enough education to warrant dropping out of school at primary seven. He dropped out, started to do casual jobs around the village while saving the little earnings, jobs like brick making, digging in other peoples’ gardens for a fee  and some times working as a porter at construction sites. Dovico saved little by little at the end of one year he sought out a secondary school which he joined for secondary education. The money saved was enough to pay fully for only one academic year, in his second year the headmaster gave him an after class job to slash the compound so as to raise some money to cater for school dues. Dovico would go back to manual jobs to top up during holidays; this affected his performance greatly though he managed a credit.

He was out of school for two years working and saving, there after joined Mayanja Memorial Medical Training Institute. His savings paid for one semester, the cycle repeated itself. This is a real Orphan Vulnerable nursing student who needs all the support he can get and he applied, been vetted for the sponsorship.

Thanks to Global Giving partners for joining us to support such nursing students realize their dreams and raise human resource for health. Dovico is just one example many more painful stories that were received.

Thank you Global Giving for give us this platform.

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