Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

 
$37,263
$6,237
Raised
Remaining
Mar 25, 2014

South SUDAN Childbirth deaths too High

Apio Suzan - project beneficiary
Apio Suzan - project beneficiary

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

Through Land Rover Defender we are able to deliver the supplies to the clinic, despite the bad road caused by heavy rainfall. The following items are delivered to ONURA Survival Clinic - 6 birth mats, 8 boxes cotton wool, 4 pieces syringe & needle, 5 sets of umbilical cord clam, 6 maternity pads , and 2 set delivery instruments.

South Sudanese women are 155 times likely to die in childbirth and pregnancy than Westerners, a ministry of Health in Juba report says.

Overall, an Omilling woman have a higher chance of dying in childbirth and pregnancy, but through your contribution many deaths have been avoided. Six mothers gave birth safely to six beautiful babies last year.

The death rates could have been reduced by 99% if mothers had access to emergency obstetric care. Many women still deliver their children alone or with untrained attends, and we are raising awareness to give birth in the clinic, says mid-wife Abwoo.

After a quarter a new update field report will be sent, so you get to know the impact your contribution create in the lives of new babies and their moms.

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Dec 19, 2013

Heavy Rainfall Halted Delivery

Our midwife says thanks for helping in Omilling
Our midwife says thanks for helping in Omilling

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

Only days ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming days may bring for the world’s youngest country.

Due to Omilling's bad, and muddy road caused by heavy rainfall it has been nearly impossible for two months to deliver the critical needed basic materials for giving birth at Onura Survival Clinic. Delivery has been resumed until next rainfall season.

First the supplies bought two months ago ought to be driven to Onura Survival clinic. These are: 4 birthing mats, 6 boxes cotton wool, 12 pieces syringes & needles. Anna Abwoo, village mid-wife said today six moms are due to give birth this December. She's making a new order to get the items to clinic awaiting the arrival of new babies.

Here are a success stories from a beneficiary:

Jennifer would like to thank everyone for the generous support she received when she was due to give birth to a son, who's two years and three months old. Without your help probably I could have not been there anymore, said Jennifer. Your donations helped give me basic materials for birth giving. I gave birth safely for the first time in my life. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We will be sending a new field update after three months, so that you get to know what the impact your contribution is making in the lives of new babies and their Moms.

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Sep 3, 2013

No Problem!

Return on your investment
Return on your investment

You are saving lives of  Moms and their Babies!

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project. Your commitment to stop Mothers Dying in Childbirth is really appreciated by our board trustees, and those who will benefit most - off course the babies.

Also to  address these issues, the Traditional Authority passed a by-law requiring mothers to give birth at a health-facility with a Skilled Birth Assistant.

What is next? With your donation HopeOfiriha supplied the Maternal Maternity Clinic with the following items: 5 boxes cotton wool, 10 pieces Syringes & needles, and  8 birthing mats. A new order is placed with our supplier and is expected to arrive soon.

Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you the quarterly report. You will get to know what your donation has helped  impact and what has been achieved.

Thank you  GlobalGiving for Helping in Omilling!
Thank you GlobalGiving for Helping in Omilling!
Apr 24, 2013

Empower Traditional Birth Attendant

Traditional Birth Attendant in Action
Traditional Birth Attendant in Action

Culturally, South Sudanese value large families!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our board of trustees, and those who will benefit most -  the babies!

Culturally, South Sudanese value large families and women in South Sudan on average give birth five times - or more in their lifetime. This makes obstetrics a very important part of Omilling local healthcare system, and access to quality delivery facilities and skilled birth attendants a critical element in addressing women's health at a national level.

Traditionally in Omilling, women give birth at home with the assistance of their mother, mother-in-law, or a traditional birth attendant (TBA). Most have no medical training but rather learned their "skills" on the job, and it is common for women to experience complications during birth which would lead to the death of the mother, the baby, or both.

To address these issues, Omilling Traditional Authority passed a by-law in 2012 requiring women to give birth at a local healthcare facility with a Skilled Birth Assistant (SBA).

From January - to - March 2013, the project supplied Onura Survival Maternal Maternity Clinic with these items: five (5) sets birthing mats, one (1) set umbilical cord calm, one (1) set delivery kit, twenty (20) pieces syringes & needles, and two (2) big boxes cotton wool.

These Moms are eager to see this project progressing, and need your help to stock more supplies.

Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you the quarterly report. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, and what we have achieved.           

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Jan 8, 2013

Without your help; more Moms could have suffered

Aketch; thanks for helping Moms in Omilling!
Aketch; thanks for helping Moms in Omilling!

We wish you a happy new year 2013!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!

South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world: a South-Sudanese woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying owing to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Extreme poverty and a severely inadequate health care system threaten the lives of millions of South Sudanese people, especially women and children.

In December 2012 the project supplied 2 boxes cotton wool, 5 pieces sterile gowns, and 14 pieces maternity pads. Omilling is expecting two Moms to give birth in February and first week of mach 2013. 

The Moms are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to stock the Survival Maternal Maternity Unit.

While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.

Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.

We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.

May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!

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Project Leader

William Logai Ochieng

Oslo, Oslo Norway

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