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.
Oct 15, 2012

ONE MORE MOTHER SAVED-THANK YOU PARTNERS

The project to support healthy deliveries encourages women to start antenatal care (ANC) visits early, during the first trimester(3) months of their pregnancy. The take-up of ANC services has been high in the last quarter, with over 30 women attending all four ANC visits—as recommended by our clinicians.  In the same period, the project assisted 53 normal deliveries, 24 assisted vaginal deliveries, 41 cesarean sections and 2 macerated still births.

Among the achievements listed, the project was instrumental in saving the life of a young mother whose story is narrated below:

Joy, a 27-year old mother of 3 from Kiruhura district, was referred to Mayanja Memorial Hospital through our village network after having attempted a Caesarean section delivery at a local clinic. Joy was brought to the hospital with parts of her placenta still in her womb, a high-fever and what transpired to become a life-threatening infection. Clinicians at the hospital were able to save Joy’s life by conducting a hysterectomy, though sadly, her baby did not survive.  Upon recovery, Joy was discharged and advised to come back for a review after two weeks. When she returned, though drained and recovering from a large emotional loss, she expressed much gratitude to the Mayanja Memorial Hospital’s safe delivery program:  “I would be dead by now if it wasn’t for the health worker who paid me a visit.”

Certainly, we know that helping mothers like Joy takes commitment and resources – and we are grateful to you, our donors, for supporting this cause with your donations. Thank you from the staff at the hospital and the community around Mbarara. We invite you to make another donation so we can continue to ensure that more vulnerable mothers can access safe deliveries.

Aug 2, 2012

APPRECIATION AND JOY FOR OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

taking vital signs of admitted woman
taking vital signs of admitted woman

Through our efforts on Global Giving, the Mayanja Memorial Scholarship Fund had raised a new round of approximately USD 4,500 in January 2012. This was used to cover the tuition for ten students – all of whom are in their final year of the program and will receive their nurse certification soon.

Funding secured through Global Giving in the last year was also used to ensure that four additional students finished their state final exams and scored very high ranks! We are very proud of this achievement and recognize that it is owed in a large part to the funding that we have received from you, our generous sponsors. It allowed students to concentrate on their books and practical exams and not worry about piecing together different financing to cover their educational expenses.

As the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation, we are overjoyed to see how this joint effort with Global Giving has offered many young Ugandans a bright future. It has given aspiring nurses a clear pathway to employment in the health sector, a strong foundation of clinical training which can be further deepened over the years, and a tangible means to uplift their family’s living conditions.

Below is a photo illustrating the joy that Edith – a scholarship recipient – brings to her work as she trains as a nurse-midwife. Like many other students at the Mayanja Memorial Training Institute, Edith is an orphan to HIV/AIDS.  She is intelligent, curious and eager to learn but simply unable to source the funds necessary for her higher education. The Scholarship Fund has will cover her payments for all five semesters, putting a smile to her face now and offering her a whole new set of opportunities tomorrow. 

Edith is taking vital signs of a pregnant admitted woman in a practical session

Jul 17, 2012

GETRUDE WARD A BLESSING

The baby  saved resting after procedure
The baby saved resting after procedure

A mother aged 25 years with her prime pregnancy was saved by the free service offered in Gertrude ward paid for by donations from friends across the world. Emergency caesarean section was done baby boy was delivered with birth weight of 4.5kgs with no external abnormalities. After 8hours the baby’s temperature was rather abnormal, pediatrician was called in, investigations done (urinalysis, USS, RFT’S) all suggested it was renal parenchyoral disease related.  A urologist found the baby was born with a renal anatomical obstruction which was rectified and the baby saved.

Please join hands with us to save more mothers and neonates by making generous contribution to our site on Global giving.

The mother was full praises and appreciation, a prime pregnancy is just too precious and the baby is golden. According to her the baby could have been lost if she had given birth at home not in the hospital with the right facilities.

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