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Aug 30, 2018

Thank you for making our work possible!

Dear HOPE friend

We keep working to find those patients without access to medical care that are sufferig from burn injuries. We bring the patient to HOPE hospital were the surgery is conducted and we take the patient back to their home when they are fully recover. 

We conduct the surgeries together with ReSurge International & Eurogroup, because of this partnerships we can provide free care to our patients and the best quality care.

Now with the Rohingya crisis the number of patients has increased and we appreciate your support more than ever.

We will keep you updated!. 

Very best,

Jun 18, 2018

The rain has begun.

Dear supporter,

 

Three days ago, monsoon rains began to fall across southeastern Bangladesh. The resulting flooding is already impacting our ability to deliver critical health services to the Rohingya refugee population in the camps. Yesterday morning, I received a message from HOPE’s country director, Commander (Ret.) Ferdous Muhammed. I wanted to share excerpts from his message with you (in blue text, below), to give you a sense of what is happening on the ground, right now:

"Today, I have visited 4 (Ratnapalong, Moynerghona, Palongkhali and Whykong) out of our 7 facilities. I could not make it to all due to paucity of time. We tried to assess the situation on ground after 36 hours of non-stop heavy rain and strong wind. We also tried to figure out the needs. We talked to Midwives, Field Facilitators and others working in district government health facilities. We have identified two major problems, power and pure drinking water. Other challenges are: · Walking in slippery muddy road · Lot of insects, flies etc. inside the facilities · Running out cell phone battery, caused by power cut-off Donate Now About a dozen people have already lost their lives in this flooding. If the rain resumes, it is possible that landslides and major flooding could cause the death toll to grow much higher. Loss of power means that our midwives cannot see to help their patients deliver in the dark. They cannot call HOPE to transport a patient from our field clinic to our hospital if something goes wrong during labor. And loss of water makes childbirth especially precarious. Water purification tablets are better than nothing, but they are not ideal for cleaning hands, or wounds."

 

Commander Ferdous and his team on the ground are actively seeking donations for power generators, insect-killing UV lights, lanterns, and mud boots, to help our team move safely through thick mud. Your donation today can help fund these critical items, and more. The Bangladesh Army has closed the new road. They are brick soling about 500 meters of road where brick soling was not done before. It may take about a week to complete the road.

The drainage network of the HOPE Field Hospital for Women was found to be very efficient, and I am happy to report there was no water logging in, or outside, the hospital. Today the weather was much better without rain except drizzling for about 30 minutes at noon. It was not a sunny day and the sky was overcast.

I fear that this situation will likely grow worse before it gets better. I will keep you updated, regardless.

Jun 7, 2018

Mothers' are key for a healthy family

Dear friend,

We operate Mother’s Clubs because we believe that mothers are key to the development of healthy families.

Comprised of 30-50 mothers, these groups receive public health education and training by HOPE doctors, enabling them to share sanitation and hygiene practices with their community.

As a result, they are also able to support our outreach initiatives by spreading these health messages and make referrals that help us provide care to mothers who otherwise would not know about our free services.

Because of generous people like you, today there are 38 Mother’s Clubs in operation, and we hope to increase that number every month.

9 in 10 women in southern Bangladesh give birth at home, without any access to trained medical help. If something goes wrong during labor, a woman is at critical risk for developing a serious injury, or death. This is one of the reasons why is so important to educate women and encourage them to look for safe deliveries and healthy practices.

Thank you again for trusting us.

Respectfully,

 

 

 
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