Project #9116

Ensure safe child birth for vulnerable mothers

by Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

This report covers the period of November 2014 to January 2015. During this period 65 women were assisted to deliver in the maternity ward of Mayanja Memorial Hospital in Mbarara Uganda. Twenty six mothers delivered by caesarean section (operative delivery) while thirty nine had normal vaginal deliveries. The newborns of these deliveries were in good health at the time of discharge. Funds from Global Giving channelled through Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation were used to pay hospital charges for one of the mothers who had a caesarean delivery but did not have the money to pay for the operation.  Mayanja Memorial Hospital also subsidised the charges for three mothers who had operative deliveries and one mother with a normal delivery. Ensuring safe delivery to rural Ugandan women is still a challenge due to limited resources. The loss of a mother due to pregnant related causes is a major blow to the family as it leads to aggravating existing challenges. The causes of deaths of mothers, in most cases, also lead to neonatal losses or complications. We extend thanks to GlobalGiving and all its members and partners for the support rendered and we call on more people to support this cause.

Greetings to Global Giving Family.

Maternal and perinatal mortality rates remain high in Uganda. Many women who develop complications during pregnancy, delivery or puerperium are at risk of dying or disability.Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation continues to support Mayanja Memorial Hospital to offer services to vulnerable mothers when they are giving child birth. During the report period July - October 2014 Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation has assisted the hospital to meet for 10 women who were assisted to have safe deliveries. Of the ten women four had caesarian deliveries and six had normal deliveries. All the women and their newborns left hospital in good health. If these women did not have the support from well wishers through the Foundation they would have opted to deliver at home or under the care of traditional birth attendants with possible complications.The foundation is grateful to Global Giving, other well wishers and Mayanja Memorial Hospital for all the support. We welcome more support to support more mothers.

Thanks to all who have supported us through Global Giving.

During the period January-May 2014 a total of eight mothers were supported to have safe child births. Four mothers had normal deliveries while 3 had Caesarian deliveries and one mother had incomplete abortion evacuated. The seven mothers travelled back home with healthy newborns in a country where the maternal and perinatal mortality rates are some of the highest in the whole world. The mother who had incomplete abortion was saved from complications which usually afflict women if no help is given in time. Women who had normal deliveries were discharged after one day while those who had caesarian deliveries were admitted for 3-4 days. 

Thanks to Global Giving.

Details are on the attached report.


We at MMHF are grateful for your support through Global Giving throughout the year and the so many mothers that have been saved because you cared are very appreciative. Thanks partners at Global Giving and let us save more mothers in 2014 together.

This quarter of the year registered 92 deliveries on Gertrude ward all live births, out of these births 05 were born to HIV+ mothers. The babies were started on antiretroviral drugs prophylaxis the mothers were encouraged to persistently take their Anti Retroviral Treatment drugs.  20 babies were born with weight below 2.05kgs and only one was born asphyxiated.  Referrals from lower health centers were received mostly with obstetric complications such as prolonged labor due to long distances to health facilities so by the time they reach Mayanja Memorial Hospital are too weak to push the baby.  Anti PartumHaemorrhaeg, preclapsia, poor descent of babies and one was a case of cord entanglement around the neck. All were saved because you offered to help thank you.

Mothers were educated on importance of postnatal care, immunization and were encouraged to make sure they attended both to attain good health for both themselves and the new borne. Out of the 92 babies and mothers only 45 returned for immunization and postnatal concurrently at our facility.

During postnatal care mothers are educated about dangers of  cancers of the breast and cervical cancer , actually 07 mothers had Pap smear done and 08 had biopsy taken.

Thank you for walking with us through 2013, let us join hands to make 2014 better with saving more vulnerable mothers.


The project has yet made a woman smile as she benefited from the subsidized packages at Mayanja Memorial Hospital. Out of 60 normal deliveries registered at the hospital 20 were beneficiaries of the subsidized payments that is; instead of paying 14o dollars they paid 80 dollars the difference of 60dollars is covered by the project. This has enabled the mothers to access hospital deliveries at an affordable cost, courtesy of partners and friends at GlobalGiving and this is appreciated.

The hospital received 18mothers with complications from the communities under the project who were identified by the Village health teams and referred to Mayanja Memorial Hospital from the lower level health units. Out of 18, 08 mothers had cesarean sections carried out to save the mothers and the neonates/babies completely free of charge. The other 10 benefited from the subsidized payment that is; instead of paying 496 dollars they spent only 240 dollars, the difference was covered under the project. All glory and praise goes out to the GlobalGiving partners and friends world wide, may the Almighty reward you all. Under the subsidized program 240 dollars cover ANC, essential drugs at delivery, private accommodation in the ward, postnatal care for both the mother and the new born baby.

Along side the benefit of delivering in the hospital these mothers receive talks about the different diseases such as cervical cancer and hepatitis B as immunisable killer diseases. They are encouraged to come back at appropriate time to receive the free check ups and/or are directed to health facilities within their localities to receive the vaccines.

As the Hospital that benefits from the project we are great full for your generosity in giving and the mothers are very appreciative as one expressed her self thus, ‘I would have died and left my other three children motherless if it was not for the kindness of that nurse who checked me and took me to the health centre that referred me to Mayanja Memorial Hospital for this good care and the operation which I would never have received later on been able to pay for, thank you people again and again.’ 

This gives us motivation to reach out to more mothers in need by your kind giving through the GlobalGiving to our project to ensure safe hospital deliveries are received by vulnerable pregnant mothers.


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Organization Information

Mayanja Memorial Hospital Foundation

Location: Mbarara, Western Region - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​​?link=home
Project Leader:
Jerome Kabakyenga
mbarara, mbarara Uganda

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