2020 is almost over, but before we reach the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you!
This has been a difficult year for many of us, but we are so grateful for the amazing support you have shown as we've worked to adjust to the changes in our world. Thank you for continuing to change the lives of children in need, for supporting our frontline health workers, for supporting families affected by COVID, for supporting our health facilities with the much needed PPEs, that enabled us to rise up to change our communities!
You are making a real and lasting difference in thier lives. Thank you for all your compassion and support! May God bless you and your loved ones this Thanksgiving.
Dear Friends of the Gulu Uganda Karin Medical Clinics,
This September, the 2020 Little by Little Campaign, a five-day crowdfunding campaign is running. It is designed to help all GlobalGiving partners around the world cultivate a robust network of small-dollar donors. All eligible donations up to $50 per unique donor per organization will be matched at 50% during the campaign, and funds will not run out!
We wanted to take just a moment to add a special "plea" for support of the clinics over and above your usual gracious and much appreciated gifts. We urgently need your support as the impact of COVID-19 as affected us significantly. Travel is extremely limited. Our clinic staff are thereby unable to do their normal "outreaches" in the community, whereby they take a pickup truck loaded with tents and medical supplies to villagers too far from the clinics for clients/patients to walk.
People in surrounding, nearby villages are often afraid to come in for fear of contracting COVID19. Our staff is now going out to them to inform them of safety protocols, and teach them how to deal with sanitization in their villages and take care of the children and pregnant mothers there, instead of at the clinic.
As a result of the pandemic, the clinics supply of medicine is nearly gone, and we can hardly afford to pay our staff – some of whom have been furloughed to reduce payroll.
Will you prayerfully consider giving an extra gift at this time above your already gracious contributions.We need your help to keep serving this community.
We value the support that you give to us. Please also share our GlobalGiving page with your contacts and tell them why you decided to donate to us and why they should too.
Like the rest of the world, KCIU services and project activities have been distracted by the directives in responses against the COVID 19 pandemic. As frontline “essential” health service providers we continue to offer emergency obstetric and newborn care at our facilities, where we have witnessed immediate disempowerment in the maternal newborn care due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
So many mothers have lost their lives due to the restrictions on movement and the frustration that comes with seeking permission to go see a health provider or deliver babies. Many mothers have now resorted to doing home deliveries, delivering with traditional birth attendants or small drug shops casting them into a great risk of death and paying absurd amounts of money for very poor quality services.
Achayo and Anena had their babies on the same day. Achayo explains to the clinical officer, Morris how excited she is to have this baby. When I was coming to the health centre, I was not sure how the delivery would end like. I am aware about COVID 19 and did not know how safe me and my baby would be, but I am happy with the care I was given. My baby is doing well"
All mothers and babies’ lives matter even in the toughest of the situations, as medical workers we ought to save lives and support bring life to earth.
We meaningfully engage the community through the Village Health Teams (CHWs) while conducting refresher training through videos on maternal newborn health and support them to apply these within their communities.
Mothers in the community receive timely health education through VHTs and because of this, they have managed to attend all the required ANC visits and also make postnatal review visits. We continue to thank partners for their support.
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