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.
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.

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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