This is just to let everyone who supported and still supports this project know, that our team is excellent, and we get only positive feedback on our gynaecogical and maternity services, so it really makes me very happy!
Our obstetrician Dr Mundaka is not just very professional but he is also a very good leader. He took the maternity department onto his hands and he really cares about it.
We all care about it as this one is the only self-sustainable income generating project and we all hope that in the future, it can help us fund more than just it’s own activities.
As much as it is an income generating project, all of our female employees and some of our beneficiaries get services free of charge - in case they need it.
Our prices and costs are still very affordable and during a full child delivery each mother is required to pay one off £105, which does really help our funding, but they still get all medicine (if needed) and complimentary three meals a day (for mother and her carer), there is also free water and a WiFi.
We have 24 hour doctors and midwives available and Anastetical officers in case of any surgical emergency.
We operate only for about three months, but we already have 40 antenatal appointments where all of them booked for delivery at our hospital.
We have delivered 10 babies normally and 5 other by C-section (2 of them as an emergency c-section).
We have also had 2 obstetric surgeries
All babies are being treated and attended to free of charge after delivery and all post natal appointment are free too.
We also have an amazing hearing test machine as the only one in Uganda, and we test each newborn baby for its hearing abilities.
I thank to every donor who helped us make this happen. The maternity project gives Whisper a big hope for the future and we absolutely love every bit of it.
This has been a very busy month, we have treated 890patients.
Drugs still occupy the highest amount of money for our general expenses at the hospital.
We spent £7,579 on drugs and laboratory supplies.
In June we still treated many patients who come to us from different parts of Uganda regardless of whether they have money or not.
We always give them 1st class treatment because we aim at saving the many lives of Ugandan children so that we give them hope for a better life.
The number of burns patients has really reduced compared to the number we had last month. For the 4 patients we received in June, 2 were discharged and went home when all wounds had healed and left the hospital with smiles on their faces.
We have had quite a number of malnourished patients this month totaling to 25 patients, and this has been because of poor feeding due to the high rate of poverty since most of the malnourished children we receive are from the deep rural parts of Uganda where there are high rates of poverty. Our patients spend a minimum of 3 weeks at the hospital. And the cost of rehabilitating these children is really high. Of course, you can always donate to the malnourished vulnerable children via this wonderful fundraising platform.
The number of anemic patients has always been high especially in the eastern region of Uganda. We have managed to transfuse blood to 239 patients in the month of June. The high rate of anemia is especially due to malaria and sickle cell disease.
We thank everyone who has contributed to Whisper as a charity organisation.
For those who remember, Swaibu was admitted at our hospital on the 4th of July 2017 after falling into a cooking oil and severly burning the back of his head, his arms and shoulders.
Swaibu, his younger sibling and their mother came to us from the main hospital in Jinja after intense pain that Swaibu was experiencing.
Thanks to generous Whisper's volunteers, we have managed to raise funds for a plastic surgery, that went successful, however Swaibu's aftercare has taken several months.
Swaibu was discharged from our hospital in December 2017, after almost 6 months, then continued coming every second day to change his dressings.
Today, almost a year after, his wounds are almost healed and he is so happy and smilling all the time.
Whisper still recieves monthly circa 7 patients who suffer from severe burns, therefore thank you for supporting Whisper.