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Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging

by Foundation for African Medicine and Education
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging
Make Motherhood Safe with Ultrasound Imaging

Summary

Based in rural northern Tanzania, FAME is a modern hospital, laboratory and outpatient clinic with more than 27,000 patient visits annually. With 52 medical staff trained in emergency obstetric and newborn care, FAME is the go-to hospital for high-risk pregnancies in our area and beyond. Help FAME purchase an ultrasound machine - a critical diagnostic tool - to provide advanced care for pregnant women and their babies through our comprehensive Prenatal Program.

$20,000
total goal
$10,783
remaining
61
donors
0
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality rates globally and perinatal deaths are a large portion of under-5 deaths. The majority of Tanzanian women do not seek prenatal care before the 4th month of pregnancy. Pregnant women often arrive at FAME with a limited knowledge of their health, pregnancy and gestational age; in an active state of labor; or requiring emergency obstetric care. Without an ultrasound machine, our medical team can't make the quick, accurate diagnoses needed.

Solution

An ultrasound machine dedicated to reproductive & child health will allow our medical team to obtain accurate diagnostic imaging for pregnant women and babies, from fetal well-being and heart activity to gestational age and imaging for delivery assistance. Additionally, an ultrasound will enable our team to determine early on whether a woman is high-risk or experiencing complications - and devise life-saving solutions that can contribute to reducing maternal and perinatal mortality in our area.

Long-Term Impact

New enrollees to FAME's Prenatal Program have increased on average by 65.6% annually since 2015, the first full-year of the program. An ultrasound machine will help us provide advanced obstetric care to more than 1,000 expecting and new mothers in 2019 - and many more well into the future, as we expand our Prenatal Program through community outreach and continue to raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of prenatal care.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.fameafrica.org
FAME's Work with Maternal and Child Health
FAME's Journal with Stories of Patient Care
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Organization Information

Foundation for African Medicine and Education

Location: Redding, CA - USA
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Twitter: @FAMEMedical
Project Leader:
Kathrine Kuhlmann
Redding, CA United States
$9,217 raised of $20,000 goal
 
62 donations
$10,783 to go
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