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.
Apr 28, 2015

Birth Attendants Gaining Experience in the Field!

Mothers Registering for Antenatal Care Services
Mothers Registering for Antenatal Care Services

Dear HOPE Supporter,

We have exciting news to share with you! As a result of a new project whereby we are conducting maternal health research, our students are gaining first-hand experience in the field, providing antenatal care! Thus far, our students, along with our staff, have conducted 140 antenatal care checks in very remote areas. These rural maternal health camps are being held weekly, providing students immense experience, particularly in rural areas where resources are low. One of HOPE's rural medical centers located on the island of Moheshkhali was met with patients seeking care, lined up outside the door! It is not that pregnant women in Bangladesh don't want the care; its that they cannot access the care when the distance is too great. 

HOPE's goal is to continue training skilled birth attendants so that NO MOTHER LACKS ACCESS TO SKILLED CARE. Help us make pregnancy and birth safe for mothers and their babies. 

As always, thank you for your incredible support.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

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Feb 20, 2015

YOUR Donations Fed this Incredible Patient

Rifat, Burn Patient (Credit: Jeffrey Davis)
Rifat, Burn Patient (Credit: Jeffrey Davis)

Dear HOPE Supporter,

During November's burn camp, your donations were instrumental in providing food for the patients who traveled lng distances to the hospital to receive this critical surgery and care. Here at HOPE, we want to introduce you to some of the people who's lives you have touched with your conributions. This is a patient story reported by ReSurge International, our partner in burn repair:

Our first patient on the trip was 9-year-old Rifat. When Rifat was one month old, he was sleeping under a mosquito net when a strong gust of wind blew through a window in his room, knocking a kerosene lamp over. The net he was sleeping under caught fire, leaving Rifat with severe burns.

On and off for two years, he received very limited treatment at a local hospital. Because the treatment was inadequate, disabling burn scar contractures needlessly formed, making his arms and hands almost unusable. If he had received even a modest appropriate intervention earlier, he never would have developed such disabilities.

Physicians at the hospital were not able to help him with the reconstructive surgery he needed, despite his father going there and trying for seven years – but thankfully, our team was able to provide it, and Rifat should have better function soon. He will need further surgery, and ReSurge's surgical outreach program director, Dr. Shafquat Khundkar, will provide it.

Photo Credit: Jeffrey Davis

Thank you for your unwavering support.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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Feb 20, 2015

Mothers' Clubs Assist in Maternal Health Project

Identifying Delivery Dates for Pregnant Women
Identifying Delivery Dates for Pregnant Women

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.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

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