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.
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.

Mar 15, 2013

TAKING PRIDE IN OUR STUDENTS' ACHIEVEMENTS

result slip for project nursing student
result slip for project nursing student

Happy New Year, dear friends with great hearts to change the world! At Mayanja Medical Training Institute we appreciate your efforts to help transform the lives of vulnerable nursing students through your donations. Since the start of the scholarship fund, just over two years ago, we have together enabled 18 nursing students to successfully complete the course. I am glad to inform you that four students who sat for their state examinations most recently have attained good credits; I am attaching results of one of the beneficiaries, Akampurira Christine.

Christine is an orphaned child from a very poor household in Kakindo Rwaibaare. She was on the verge of withdrawing from the course in her first semester (two and a half years ago), due to her inability to cover school fees. Christine received a scholarship from GlobalGiving, which allowed her to pursue her studies calmly and without any worries.  Christine has not let us down in any way:  she has excelled academically and has served as a role model with her behavior, perseverance and discipline. She is now the head of Health Centre three in her county. She is ever grateful to our sponsors on GlobalGiving and the Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation who have enabled her to study nursing.

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