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 4, 2015

Mothers' Club Refer Young Cleft Patients

Asma, 3 Months
Asma, 3 Months

Dear HOPE Suporter,

Thank you very much for your generous donation to HOPE's Mothers' Clubs. As you know, these Mothers are integral components to HOPE's grassroots approach to the remote communities. It is only natural that when HOPE was preparing for a cleft lip/palate repair camp, our Mothers' Clubs would be invovled to help refer patients in need of surgery. HOPE's Mothers' Clubs never disappoint, and referred a vast number of patients to Dr. Biljoy Das, the local surgeon who visits quarterly to provide repair surgeries, through HOPE's partner Smile Train. Take a look at one of the patients that recevied this vital surgery and the child's story. This would not be possible without such a wonderful community approach to improving healthcare for all, and we have HOPE's Mothers' Clubs to thank.

Asma:

Asma is the first child of her parents. She is only three months old. Asma could not eat comfortably, caught cold and suffered from pneumonia requently. Her mom received antenatal care services but did not take folic acid nor did any health professionals suggest her to take the vital supplement during her pregnancy. The belief in the community is that the cleft in Asma developed because Asma’s mom chopped food during a lunar eclipse. This idea haunts the parents and keeps them in a state of discomfort. The parents did not find it easy to attend any social occasion with Asma because others would mock the child. Asma has now received surgery and recovering well. Her parents are optimistic that she will lead a healthy, positive life. 

 Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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Jun 4, 2015

Nutritious Food for Cleft Patients!

Asma, 3 Months Old
Asma, 3 Months Old

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you very much for your continued support of HOPE Hospital's patients by providing them vital food and nutrients so that they can recover fully. This last month, your donations went for a specific cause: providing nutritious food to cleft lip/palate patients. Through HOPE's partner Smile Train, the incredible surgeon Dr. Biljoy Das visits HOPE quarterly and provides as many cleft repair surgeries as possible in only a few short days. Dr. Das's visit this tme around was filled with very young patients, most under the age of 5. Well being younger is incredibly different for cleft patients who cannot swallow correctly or breastfeed, the good news is that we are reaching children in need faster than before. These young patients are being repaired before social stigmas impact their self-esteem or school attendance. For these young patients, many who suffer repeat bouts of pneumonia and sickness as a result of not eating properly, your donations to supporting them with the food they need to heal is ever more important. Thank you for your charitable giving, without you. these children would not be on their road to recovery and a brighter future as they are. 

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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May 1, 2015

Increase in Emergency Care: Saving Mother's Lives

This woman is receiving antenatal care.
This woman is receiving antenatal care.

Dear HOPE Supporter,

The numbers don't lie: we are saving more women's lives than ever before. From the start of this year until now, we have provided 31 cesarean sections, In a population whee over 90% of women have birth at home, one can only imagine how little women come for emergency obstetric care, as the distance is too great and the decision at home is made too late for her life to be saved. This indicates that more women are being educated on healthy pregnancy and delivery by our staff, and more women are receiving antenatal care. During their antenatal care visits are they informed whether they are having a high-risk pregnancy. Mothers are being informed and having the ability, for the first time, to make an informed decision regarding their health, and the health of their baby. Rural mothers are planning their births and taking precautions when necessary to ensure their safety. We have never seen so many women seeking this care at our hospital before, and that is how we know progress is being made.

Thank you for your support in ensuring these rural mothers have access to care and information. Because of you we are truly empowering these women while facilitating healthy families.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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