Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Providing health care to the needy in Bangladesh through setting up hospitals, clinics, and providing emergency medical transportation. Hope Foundation aims to serve anyone in need, especially destitute women and children.
Jun 21, 2016

Providing Meals for Mothers

Rokeya and her newborn
Rokeya and her newborn

Dear HOPE Surpporter,

We want to share the story of one mother who received support during the delivery of her newborn thanks to you. Rokeya is thirty years old and is a spectacular example in her community, as she understands the importance of receiving proper care during pregnancy and delivery. She came to HOPE Hospital throughout her pregnancy to receive the care, and truly relied on HOPE to support her. You see, her husband is currently living thousands of miles away as a laborer in another country. The support from HOPE helped her feel as though she was not alone. She decided to give birth at HOPE Hospital despite not having a lot of financial stability, as she wanted to ensure the health of herself and her baby. Your support enabled Rokeya to have healthy meals during her stay at HOPE. Rokeya and her new baby are doing well and are very grateful.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

Jun 1, 2016

Mothers' Clubs Provide Breastfeeding Awareness

Mom with Sleeping, Growing Baby
Mom with Sleeping, Growing Baby

Dear HOPE Supporter,

There is an abundant amout of knowledge that new mothers require, but fail to have access to such information when living in remote communities with little use of skilled health professionals and while engaging in cultural practices that go against accepted healthy behaviors. One of the most significant pieces of information that new mothers need is that their newborn should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. Exclusive breastfeeding has the potential to bring down infant motality rates by almost 10%, which is significant for a country like bangladesh where stunting and malnutrition is rampant among children under 5.

This is where HOPE's Mothers' Clubs come in. We don't need to have new mothers come to the hospital to learn these valuable concepts; we can employ the trusted mothers who lead their communities to educate their family, friends and neighbors. When mothers learn the importance of exclusive breastfeeding they don't just adopt the practice themselves but pass it on to their community members and daughters which creates a true behavior change. Our Mothers' Clubs truly save lives with the information and awareness they spread.

Thank you for your support.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh 

Links:

May 3, 2016

Village Provider Network Set to Refer Patients

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Finding patients in remote areas is difficult work considering many villages are difficult to reach. We had to think of a way to reach more patients in remote regions in a sustainable way, and that is when we came up with the Village Provider Network. This network is made up of village pharmacists who are leaders in their villages and sought after for medical advice. We thought if we can include them in our network, educate them on pertinent issues, diseases and the services we offer, developing a referral system would be momentous in referring patients. So that is what we did.

At the end of 2015 we brought 50 providers together for a training and orientation program. Now these providers are further trained on first response in burn care and know to refer patients to HOPE Hospital for burn reconstructive surgery and care. The Village Providers in exchange are supported with supplies, medicine and family discount cards to give to their customers to use at HOPE. It’s truly a win-win situation for both HOPE and the providers, and they have already begun referring a lot of patients to us for care. We could not be more pleased with this new outreach initiative.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

 
   

donate now:

An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $50
    give
  • $100
    give
  • $120
    give
  • $270
    give
  • $50
    each month
    give
  • $100
    each month
    give
  • $120
    each month
    give
  • $270
    each month
    give
  • $
    give
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Reviews of Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Great Nonprofits
Read and write reviews about Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh on GreatNonProfits.org.
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.