Dear HOPE Supporter,
Due to the great support of our Mothers' Clubs, we have ruly increased our campaign in providing maternal health to remote areas. Just last week, HOPE held a camp in the remote area of Khurushkul, where we have one of our rural medical centers. HOPE's Mothers' Club in Khurushkul referred as many pregnant mothers that they were able to, who were of a certain gestational age. HOPE is curently conducting a research project where we enroll women at 22 weeks gestation to test for eclampsia, a life-threatening condition many pregnant women in rural bangladesh face, but are unaware. Due to their efforts, we were able to work with 14 women. These women received antenatal care, urinary analysis, and a complete check inclusive of mother's weight, blood pressure and baby's position. As it is difficult for our staff to routinely travel to the remote areas, our Mothers' Clubs help in our canvassing efforts to bring services to the patients who need it most.
Thank YOU for your support.
Thank you for your continued support. Due to your support of our Mothers' Club, you have helped us make our second burn relief camp a success. ReSurge International, a California-based partner of HOPE's, is currently at HOPE Hospital providing reconstructive surgery to burn victims as well as training and education to our local health workers. Our Mothers' Clubs were an integral part of our outreach program, referring neighbors, friends, and sometimes members of their own families, to the hospital for care. Without the assistance of our Mothers' Clubs, we would not have reached some of the most remote communities that we were able to.
We look forward to sharing our burn patient stories with you after the camp to show you know how impactful your donation was. Thank you for your support as always.
As we begin an exciting new project providing safe delivery and pregnancy support to rural women in Cox's Bazar, our Mothers' Clubs are more active than ever. HOPE Hospital staff consulted with members of our clubs to recruit pregnant women from their villages who would, due to financial, transport, or traditional reasons, give brith at home at the hands of untrained birth attendants. They futher wouldn't understand the need for antenatal care, and most certainly would not see it as necessary for the health of themselves or their baby. As it stands today, 284 women have been enrolled to receive maternal care they are desperately need. Our efforts are greatly supported by the Mothers' Clubs who spread our messages, counsel their fellow community members and encourage better health for their communities. We are cotninuously greateful for the success our Mothers' Clubs contibute to in every project.
In our last Mothers' Club Meetings, the objective was to provide antenatal care to expectant mothers who are otherwise either unable to pay for ANC care or are unaware of its importance. During one Mothers' Club meeting, HOPE staff were able to not only register 7 new expectant mothers into our database to follow their progress and provide care as necessary, but also conducted their first antenatal care service. Dr. Shoaib, HOPE's Hospital Director spoke of the importance of receiving antenatal care and the complications that can arise for mothers and baby the services are not sought. Dr. Shoaib further enlightened the mothers on the top preventable diseases the local children are suffering from and what they can do to protect their children. I was there at the meeting and found the mothers to be greatly interested in receiving the information; it was obvious they were retaining the information as they repeated back the information to Dr. Shoaib and answered questions on previous knowledge they had. It was a great learning experience for all. Thank you for your continued support of this ever-increasingly important project.
HOPE Foundation is very excited to begin our new maternal health projects set for 2014 as well as continue our impactful established projects. As always, our Mothers' Clubs will be instrumental in implementing all maternal health projects. This year HOPE Foundation will be adding on to our obstetric fistula program. A grant from Henry E. Niles will allow us to begin an entrepreneurship program to train a group of HOPE's fistula patients who endured great social and financial struggle while they were living with fistula, in seamstress skills as well as help support them with business skills and supplies to start their own businesses. Our Mothers' Clubs will help with the recruitment of fistula survivors, advertising of the women's businesses and raising awareness. A second grant from Dining for Women will allow us to build and train a specialized fistula team to do more repair surgeries per year as well as reach more women. Our Outreach Coordinator will be working with the Mothers' Clubs to provide presentations and deliver education about fistula during their community sessions. The Outreach Coordinator will furthermore work with the Mothers' Clubs to recruit patients, counsel current patients in their communities and reintegrate patients to their respective villages after successful fistula surgery. Our Mothers' Clubs have increasingly critical roles in all of our maternal health projects and we are grateful to you for your continued support. We look forward to updating you on how these projects progress throughout the year!
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