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.
Sep 6, 2013

ASMILE AS MOTHERS RECEIVE HOSPITAL DELIVERIES

ASMILE GIVEN TO FAMILIES AS MOTHERS RECEIVE HOSPITAL DELIVERIES

The project has yet made a woman smile as she benefited from the subsidized packages at Mayanja Memorial Hospital. Out of 60 normal deliveries registered at the hospital 20 were beneficiaries of the subsidized payments that is; instead of paying 14o dollars they paid 80 dollars the difference of 60dollars is covered by the project. This has enabled the mothers to access hospital deliveries at an affordable cost, courtesy of partners and friends at GlobalGiving and this is appreciated.

The hospital received 18mothers with complications from the communities under the project who were identified by the Village health teams and referred to Mayanja Memorial Hospital from the lower level health units. Out of 18, 08 mothers had cesarean sections carried out to save the mothers and the neonates/babies completely free of charge. The other 10 benefited from the subsidized payment that is; instead of paying 496 dollars they spent only 240 dollars, the difference was covered under the project. All glory and praise goes out to the GlobalGiving partners and friends world wide, may the Almighty reward you all. Under the subsidized program 240 dollars cover ANC, essential drugs at delivery, private accommodation in the ward, postnatal care for both the mother and the new born baby.

Along side the benefit of delivering in the hospital these mothers receive talks about the different diseases such as cervical cancer and hepatitis B as immunisable killer diseases. They are encouraged to come back at appropriate time to receive the free check ups and/or are directed to health facilities within their localities to receive the vaccines.

As the Hospital that benefits from the project we are great full for your generosity in giving and the mothers are very appreciative as one expressed her self thus, ‘I would have died and left my other three children motherless if it was not for the kindness of that nurse who checked me and took me to the health centre that referred me to Mayanja Memorial Hospital for this good care and the operation which I would never have received later on been able to pay for, thank you people again and again.’ 

This gives us motivation to reach out to more mothers in need by your kind giving through the GlobalGiving to our project to ensure safe hospital deliveries are received by vulnerable pregnant mothers.


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Jun 14, 2013

THAT TIME AGAIN - SELECTING DESERVING SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

We are happy to report that it is once again that time to select new students to enroll on the scheme, very exciting to see that together with GlobalGiving partners, student-nurses can be assisted to achieve their dream of graduating as nurses.

This is the time so many painful stories stream in and one wonders what type of world we live in, children heading families at such young ages, others have never known who their parents were apart from small talk around in the villages.

Example is Barbra’s Story born in June 2000 lost her Father to War in the northern part of Uganda after an attack by the rebel Kony forces, her elder brother who was ten years then was also kidnapped and has never been seen again. Barbra’s Mother started to fend for her three children single handedly since then, Uganda people’s Defense Forces (UPDF) gave a helping hand to her through out secondary by allowing Barbra to study in the army school where all children are paid for by the government. Barbra’s mother is not educated, is subsistence farmer and gets little money by selling some of the food crops grown from the gardens. This helps raise money for the young ones (siblings to Barbra) who are still in lower levels senior 3 and P.6 respectively. Barbra is helped by a well wisher (Cousin) who contributes a half of the required fees whenever he can; she has never completed payments within the semester because of raising it in bits and pieces.

At this time again as we read through student’s applications one empathizes and making decisions who to give the scholarship becomes a painful exercise. If only funds raised were sufficient all 35 nurses who applied would be sponsored.

I appreciate generous contributions GlobalGiving partners and appeal to you friends across the world to raise more contributions so that together we make the world a better place to live in by enabling a nursing student to graduate as a nurse. GlobalGiving partners we salute you.

May 22, 2013

MOTHERS ASSISTED TO ACCESS HOSPITAL CARE AND DELIV

Happy Mother, after C/S due to prolonged labor
Happy Mother, after C/S due to prolonged labor

The project is very grateful to the support extended to the mothers by your generous contributions through GlobalGiving. The village health team who visit and identify these mothers is much appreciated for the increased ANC visits and the numerous mothers saved who otherwise would have lost their babies and their life.

Donations to save the mothers project at Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation to a tune of 230dollars has enabled 3mothers access safe hospital delivery. The three had complications that required Caesarean section which were done free and live babies delivered all courtesy of your good will. The money so far donated has also catered for 2 more mothers deliver with assistance from our medical team freely plus medication and ward stay for 24hours. We appreciate your generous contributions to this cause for when you save a mother you save a community. The contributions to this specific project have catered wholly for six mothers and they will forever be grateful because they were from far to reach areas and quite vulnerable (poverty stricken).

The project at MMHF has contributed tremendously below is a breakdown of the first three months of 2013 report;-ANC visits have improved of which 82 mothers attended their 1st visit and only 14mothers attended their 4thvisit.  IPT 1 and IPT 2 were received by 24 and 22 mothers respectively and of the above members a total of 48 were tested for HIV and none tested positive.  03 mothers knew their HIV status on 1st visit and were on ART for their own health.

ATENATAL CARE

         JANUARY  FEBRUARY     MARCH

ANC 1   30              25                  27

ANC 2   11              09                  16

ANC 3    06             10                  12

ANC 4    01             06                   07

TOTAL   48             59                   62     =169

 

DELIVERIES REGISTERED FOR JAN, FEB AND MARCH

                     JANUARY          FEBRUARY                 MARCH         TOTAL

LIVE BIRTHS       27                      21                             21                69

FSB                    01                       00                             01                 02

MSB                   00                        00                             00                00

SVD                    05                       08                             22                35

C/S                     18                        13                           10                 41

 

For mothers to undergo cesarean section(c/s).due to Obstructed Labor,Fetal distress and Prolonged labor with Cervical dystocia

 At Gertrude ward 03 babies were born to HIV positive mothers who were on ARVs for their own health and babies were given ARVs for prophylaxis. Babies born asphyxiated were 02 and 06 babies were also born less than 2.5kgs.  There were two neonatal deaths due to prematurity and hemolytic disorder.

 Please join us to assist more mothers access safe hospital deliveries, contribute and we save lives especially from hard to reach areas and the vulnerable poor ones who cannot afford the hospital costs. Complications do not know who can afford and who can’t, bringing new life on earth places a thin line between death and life, join us to save Ugandan mothers.

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