Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future

by Kupona Foundation
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Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Give Women Recovering from Fistula a Bright Future
Children supported with wheelchairs in Moshi.
Children supported with wheelchairs in Moshi.

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from 2022.

After an extended construction and development period, 2022 saw the opening of the long-awaited Maternal Wing within CCBRT! The opening of the Maternal Wing has allowed CCBRT to continue to ensure availability of skilled attendance during delivery and access to 24-hour comprehensive emergency obstetric care for complicated deliveries. CCBRT continues to target patients who are former obstetric fistula patients, women with disabilities, and some referred high-risk clientele from regional referral hospitals. These targeted patients require free or subsidized services to provide the holistic care required. Now more than ever, with this expanded capacity to offer life-saving and life-changing maternal services, CCBRT relies on your support to continue to provide the high level of care for which they are renowned.

In 2022, CCBRT provided support to over 550 children with disabilities and their families at the House of Hope in Moshi. Specifically, 338 children were reached through support from Wheelchairs for Kids, with critical support offered by the Dorothea H. Ross Foundation. CCBRT’s major objective for wheelchair service provision is to support children with disabilities to:

  • Improve overall health and well-being;
  • Promote their ability to go attend schooling; and
  • Empower persons with disabilities and their families to engage in socioeconomic activities.

CCBRT was also able to welcome back Dr. Picard Undendele from Aravind Eye Care System in India, where he was pursuing fellowship studies in Pediatric Ophthalmology. His return in June 2022 has increased capacity for treatment of pediatric patients in need of eye treatment. Clinics are conducted on Monday and Wednesday, and surgeries are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursdays. The Ophthalmology department has recruited and is still recruiting more MDs to meet regional pediatric ophthalmology needs.

Your support through GlobalGiving provides critical support to CCBRT to support the continued provision of improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your ongoing support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Dr. Picard Undendele conducting eye screenings.
Dr. Picard Undendele conducting eye screenings.
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President Hussan
President Hussan

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

With the recent opening of the new Maternal Wing within CCBRT, and as of early September we are happy to report 150 deliveries so far this year! CCBRT has held some exciting events to honor the opening of the Maternal Wing, including hosting Her Excellency President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Here you, see the Chair of the CCBRT Board, Dr. W. Slaa, presenting Her Excellency President Hassan with a portrait of her with Mabinti Centre participants from her visit to CCBRT years ago as our fistula ambassador.

We are also happy to report an update on the wheelchair distribution at the House of Hope in Moshi. The Wheelchairs for Kids program was provided in part by funding from the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and through contributions received by Kupona Foundation. At this time, all 166 wheelchairs procured have been distributed to children in need. Your support has provided these children with life-changing equipment to improve their mobility and quality of life.

Your support through GlobalGiving helps CCBRT provide improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your continued support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Wheelchairs for Kids
Wheelchairs for Kids
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Maternal Wing
Maternal Wing

Dear Friends,

Greetings! We are happy to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

After an extended construction and development period, the new Maternal Wing within CCBRT is finally open! As of April 2022, 39 babies have been delivered in the wing, including 3 sets of twins, 2 mothers with disabilities and 1 emergency premature delivery. The opening of the Maternal Wing assures safe, accessible maternal health care for mothers throughout the region.

We are also happy to report an update on the wheelchair distribution at the House of Hope in Moshi. The Wheelchairs for Kids program was provided in part by funding from the Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation and through contributions received by Kupona Foundation. At this time, all 166 wheelchairs procured have been distributed to children in need. Your support has provided these children with life-changing equipment to improve their mobility and quality of life.

Your support through GlobalGiving helps CCBRT provide improved access to healthcare and assistive devices. On behalf of the team at Kupona Foundation, I thank you for your continued support.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

Wheelchairs for Kids
Wheelchairs for Kids
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CCBRT fistula ambassadors doing outreach in Kagera
CCBRT fistula ambassadors doing outreach in Kagera

Dear Friends,

Greetings, and Happy New Year! We are excited to share with you some updates from our sister organization, CCBRT, from the last few months.

From July through November of 2021, 217 fistula repair surgeries were performed at CCBRT, the largest provider of fistula treatment in the country. Thanks in part to the generous support we receive through GlobalGiving, all costs of treatment are covered—from surgery, to transportation, to accommodation and meals.

CCBRT’s fistula program also recently conducted training for community health workers from the Dodoma and Singed regions of Tanzania, to improve their capacity to identify and refer patients for treatment. Fistula ambassadors from all over the country also attended a fistula conference hosted by CCBRT, to promote cross-regional learning and sharing of experiences.

We aim to eradicate obstetric fistula by providing safe delivery services and high-quality obstetrics care to those suffering from this debilitating condition, and your donations help keep treatment free for patients and provide funding for training and other resources. As always, we are so thankful for your support and look forward to sharing more updates in our next report.

With Gratitude,
Robert Schwed
President, Kupona Foundation Board of Directors

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A before and after of the building
A before and after of the building

Dear Friends,

We have very exciting news to share with you from Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT)

In April, the New Maternity Wing was finally opened after 10 years of construction!

This facility, which was built through the support of our partners and stakeholders, is a 200-bed hospital that will change the maternal health landscape in Dar es Salaam. CCBRT is recognized as a super-specialist hospital by the Government of Tanzania, and this new wing will be the largest of its kind, providing complex high-quality maternal and neonatal care. CCBRT’s new wing boasts 8 delivery suites, state-of-the-art operating theaters, and postnatal wards. Thanks to your support, we will be able to provide high-quality care to mothers and babies in Tanzania as well as continue offering free surgeries to women living with fistula.

Your donations will now go an even longer way in supporting women in need as we will reach more women  Earlier in the year, students from Northwestern University, USA conducted an impact audit of our Maternal Health Capacity Building (MHCB) Program. Students measured the dollar cost of every additional life year for mothers and babies as implemented by CCBRT’s MHCB program. Each life-year gained from the program costs $3.88. CCBRT continues to provide high-quality care with a focus on high yield at the lowest possible cost, ensuring that your donation impacts as many lives as possible.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to sharing our annual report and providing you with more updates in our next report!

With Gratitude,

Susana Oguntoye

Executive Director

P.S. GlobalGiving’s Little by Little campaign is coming up in the next 2 weeks! Beginning on Monday, September 13th and until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 17th, donations up to $50 will be matched at 50%. Please consider sharing this Project Report via email or social media with a note about the matching funds and why you give to support Kupona.

CCBRT staff in front of the new facility
CCBRT staff in front of the new facility
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Kupona Foundation

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Project Leader:
Susana Oguntoye
Executive Director
Washington, DC - District of Columbia United States
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