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Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital

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Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital
Help a Malnourished Child with Whisper's Hospital

In the past three months, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity has saved quite a big number of malnourished children registered in our nutritional ward. We have saved a total of 45 malnourished children in the past three months. Few of these patients had mild malnutrition but the biggest number of patients received were severely malnourished.

Tuberculosis is so common among the malnourished children since they have immunosuppression. They are always referred to Nalufenya Hospital to get Anti-TBs and later brought back to Whisper's Hospital to complete their nutritional rehabilitation. Most of our patients are brought in by their caretakers who are not their biological parents. This shows a high level of child negligence within the families.

The major causes of malnutrition at our Hospital in the past three days as reported by our nutritionist and social workers are poverty(extreme), prolonged drought and domestic violence whereby parents neglect their children to their grandparents or even stepmothers who mistreat them by beating and denying them food to eat at home. Some of these malnourished children come when they are so wasted while others come with grade 3 oedema.

We thank all our donors for supporting us through donating to this project. So many lives are being saved in Uganda.

In the past four years, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated 42 malnourished children. Most of these children are brought in by their grandmothers and teenage mothers.                                                                              These children lack enough food to eat because of the poverty in their families.

Most of our patients are abandoned to their grandmothers who are too old to work inorder to earn a meal to take them through the day. They are left to starve and become so wasted.                                                                    There are several severely malnourished children who die immediately after arrival to the Hospital whereas others die even before reaching the Hospital. This is because of lack of transport costs to bring the child to the Hospital.

We have the outreach team who travel to different villages with hope of rescuing the malnourished children.              The major causes of malnutrition in the Eastern region are, child negligence, abandonment and poor feeding. The children are put on nutritional rehabilitation for a period of around 3 weeks depending on the type of malnutrition.

Whisper's Magical Hospital empowers the families of the malnourished children before they are discharged. Although most times the Hospital budget doesn't favour the empowerment project. https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/whispers-empowerment-project/

We thank all our donors for the generous support towards our malnutrition project.

Whisper thanks all its beloved donors for the support and helping in saving the many lives of the vulnerable malnourished Ugandan children. In the year 2018 we were able to save 153 lives of malnourished children. Some of these children were brought at the point of death, so wasted and couldnot move or talk whereas the others were brought in by our outreach team from deep in the villages of districts such as Entebbe, Jinja, Kamuli among others.

We spend a lot of money on fuel and facilitation so that our outreach team gets access to the locations of these suffering children. Most of the patients received had Severe Acute Malnutrition and were underweight. On assessment, the underlying causes for malnutrition cases are due to poor feeding practices for infants and parent negligence, leaving young children with relatives who cannot support themselves financially. These innocent souls survive on only one meal a day hence leading to malnutrition.

The Whisper team is about to launch the empowerment project which will help to support all the poor famillies with small scale businesses so that they can get food for thier children. The many cases of malnutrition caused by poverty will reduce. We call upon all our sponsors to support us through empowering these families.

Whisper's Hospital treated 2304 since our last report in July.


Only in October we treated 780 patients in total. We received 72 patients in our Magical Maternity and 708 patients in the children's wing. The number of patients received slightly increased by 78 patients as compared to the month of September. Many lives have been saved.


We managed to transfuse blood to 158 patients in October. The number of anemic patients reduced compared to September's 244 transfused patients. This time around there was quite enough blood supply in other hospitals which may have caused a reduction in the number of transfusion since some of the transfused patients are referred from other hospitals to Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital due to lack of enough blood.
£6446 was spent on drugs and laboratory supplies.


We registered 10 malnourished patients in the nutritional ward in the month of October. Our patients spend a minimum period of four weeks in the ward. Whisper's magical hospital is saving so many mothers' lives by ensuring and providing safe deliveries.

 

Mwase is one of the sick children in our nutritional ward diagnosed with severe malnutrition oedematous. He was abandoned by his mother and remained under the care of the grandmother. Whisper has been taking good care of him. He has now got better because of our nutritional feeds and care. We get so many malnourished children from deep in the villages who really need assistance and support. To support our malnourished children please follow this link.https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-a-malnourished-child-with-whispers-hospital/ 

Gift at our hospital this week
Gift at our hospital this week

Dear all of our friends,

We appreciate every donation given to our hospital and towards our patients.

Only last month, we transfused 244 children with life-saving blood and as usual, we cannot say thank you enough because we cannot put a price and value on children's life.

This time we would like to ask you for help for raising funds for correction of skin grafting to a little girl called Gift, who was involved in a car accident, during which she lost both of her parents.

We created a fundraising page seeking to raise $1205 for all of her private medical bills here: https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/plastic-surgery-for-gift-a-victim-of-car-accident/

The story was already heartbreaking as it was, but after the accident, she was taken to the main hospital in Kampala, where she received first aid, but any other treatment required money, and her uncle, who committed him to take care of her, didn't have any anymore. 

A good Samaritan and our friend Amanda found them struggling at the hospital and asked the public to help her save Gift's life, as the wound on her head was rotting. 

After Gift's arrival at our hospital we found out she also suffered from untreated malaria and anemia and she needed an urgent blood transfusion. It took us about a month before Gift stabilized and was ready for a plastic surgery in order to heal her wound.

She was then taken to one of the projects in Uganda that said they could work on the skin grafting and Whisper was asked to contribute only about $60 towards it. Unfortunately after three surgeries, the doctor informed her uncle that they cannot succeed with it, and discharged her.

She was brought back to our hospital and taken for a consultation with the plastic surgeon in Kampala, who can give her life back but the bill is too high. She needs the correction of skin grafting ASAP, please help Gift and donate anything little you can. Thank you! 

The link for the fundraising page is here: https://globalgiving.org/microprojects/plastic-surgery-for-gift-a-victim-of-car-accident

Know that 100% of everything you give as a donation, goes directly for Gift's treatment.

Thank you! 

 

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Whisper

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Veronika Cejpkova
London, United Kingdom
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