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 Health  Pakistan Project #39715

Making Motherhood safe for women of Machar Colony

by Imkaan Welfare Organisation
Making Motherhood safe for women of Machar Colony

Summary

The maternity home in Machar Colony will cater to women in the area by providing them with a clean and safe environment where they are able to give birth in a medically conducive environment. With the majority of the women giving birth at home, it has been noticed that in a lot of cases either the mother or the child face issues during and after birth leading to a higher infant mortality rate.

$8,000
total goal
$7,230
remaining
6
donors
1
monthly donor
7
months

Challenge

Women in the community prefer giving birth at home through traditional birth attendants. Traditional birth attendants or Dais though with years of experience are not medically sound to diagnose high risk pregnancies before the woman goes into labor and are then rushed to the nearest hospital. Due to a lack of transportation and no proper road infrastructure, going to the hospital during emergencies becomes a task and causes delay.

Solution

Through the maternity home Imkaan aims to: a. To reduce the incidence of maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity in the area. b. Facilitate communities to access quality skilled maternity care. c. To provide post natal and antenatal support to women of Machar Colony. d. To provide a clean and favorable environment for delivery. e. Create awareness regarding nutritional needs of the mother after delivery and child after birth. f.Create awareness regarding family planning and its importance

Long-Term Impact

Our maternity home will allow women to consult with lady health workers who can guide them regarding safety measures and nutrition throughout their pregnancy. Monthly ultrasounds will help them track the progress of their child and will allow the diagnosis of high risk pregnancies at an early stage. Consultations with gynecologist and with the lady health workers will also initiate a process of learning and awareness regarding their own health issues and those of the family.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.imkaan.org
www.imkaan.org

Organization Information

Imkaan Welfare Organisation

Location: Karachi - Pakistan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Imkaanwelfare
Project Leader:
Umme Hamdani
Karachi, Pakistan
$770 raised of $8,000 goal
 
13 donations
$7,230 to go
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