Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan

by Hope Ofiriha
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Marta Ikai, a beneficiary living in Omilling
Marta Ikai, a beneficiary living in Omilling

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States and around the world!

In celebration of Thanksgiving Day, Hope Ofiriha understands the observance of these festive family holidays that commemorates “United States’ rich mix cultures and traditions reflecting the blessings and sacrifices made by your forefathers”.

Hope Ofiriha wishes to send a most sincere thank you to all our supporters, donors, child Sponsor, partners, volunteers, and everyone else playing a role in our success. Together, we are making a huge difference in the lives of South Sudanese women and children struggling to rebuild a better future for themselves, their families, and their community.

Enjoy this special day of Thanksgiving and remember that we could not do this work without all the ways you help us. We’re so thankful for everything you do!

 

A sick child from Malaria gets from Ambulance!
A sick child from Malaria gets from Ambulance!

Omilling health post need microscope badly!

 $145 – you donated is in bank account – but we still need $1355 to reach our goal!

When a person living in a malaria area gets a fever, health workers need to know the cause to make absolutely sure they give the right treatment.

For many years in Omilling primary health workers have often assumed a fever is caused by malaria, and give antimalarial drugs. This approach means sometimes people receive the wrong treatment for their illness. It also wastes resources and, over time, can promote resistance to available drugs.

These days, confirming a diagnosis of malaria infection is done by detecting parasites in a blood sample using a microscope. This requires a trained staff – health post at Omilling has one, but reagents and equipments all which are not there – including a microscopes.

We still need your help to put the finishing touches on this project to help local people to get out from the cycle of malaria infections. Children are paying a higher price!

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Malaria patients -Mom &  a child - omilling
Malaria patients -Mom & a child - omilling

Malaria is a public enemy in Omilling!

In Omilling, people are suffering from malaria and in some cases threatened to take the lives of children who are badly affected. The problem is; the health clinics we are operating do not have any equipment to test the malaria. When the patients come to the clinics with the signs of malaria, the clinics treat them for malaria. This misdiagnosis cost them their life.  We are in-need of microscopes for malaria testing.

On July 18, 20 insecticide-treated mosquito nets have been purchased to be distributed to the badly affected families in Omilling.

In the next 3 months new updates will be posted. We will also report if there are new changes from the ground. We will continue to partner with you until the goal of this project is achieve.

Thanks to our donors! Thanks to GlobalGiving for sharing this project with kind people!

 

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Omilling
Omilling's young mother & baby malaria patients

Omilling is Malaria –endemic village South Sudan.

Malaria is still a major public health problem in Omilling rural village, under-five children and pregnant women being the most vulnerable.

As far scientific world continues the search for microscope for testing malaria continues, the disease continues to kill several people, particularly children and women.

Recently we have looked into other prevention measures; the use of insecticide treated nets, taking anti-malaria tablets, and prompt treatment of malaria in order to prevent severe illness or death. But because there are no microscopes in the two clinics we are operating into 2 remote mountain villages to test malaria. Our medical staff diagnoses the patients through Guessing – which is not good for life-saving.

Despite the fact that Omilling is Malaria –endemic village, most families said that they want to use the insecticide treated bed-nets to prevent them from mosquito bites but they cannot afford as majority do not have incomes.

For this project we are looking for 10 people to sign for a monthly recurring donation of only $10 – than to donate say $100 in December as a one donation time as “Christmas Gift”. $10 is a lot of money each month in Omilling village and can save several lives. We are also open for a one time donation! If we know that we are getting $10 every month, when children fall sick from malaria - We can take medicines on credit and pay the pharmacist at later agreed date. With recurring giving will enable Hope Ofiriha plans a head in the future to help many people with the limited resources.

We are really glad that you are being with us. Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you until this project achieves it goals. In next three months we will bring you a new update, and also tell how the impact of your contributions is making differences to the lives of the villagers in Omilling southern Sudan.

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New built health post - Omilling village
New built health post - Omilling village

Patients suspected of having malaria are be given reatment regardless of whether they have it or not. Read more…….

The main complaint at the two health posts are that they do not have microscopes. Although Robert, our volunteer doctor, had been trained to use a microscope, Hope Ofiriha had not supplied one as promised. This means that blood samples cannot be tested for malaria, and most patients suspected of having malaria will be given malaria treatment regardless of whether they have malaria parasite or not. We are still waiting for a donor to come and donate these needed microscopes. "Malaria is really threatening the lives of the local people."

Hope Ofiriha is waiting, Dr Robert is waiting, and Omilling village is waiting for a donor. Please help the people of Omilling village to have access to malaria treatment.

To keep up with the momentum of this life- saving project we are looking for 50 people to give $10 each – or more on regular basis. This way the project budget will be met on time. Could you be one of these, please? And if so donate to “Save People from Dying from Malaria in South Sudan” – through the GlobalGiving on monthly basis or one time donation.

After three months we hope to give you progress report and demonstrate how the impact of your contributions is saving the lives of women, men, and children in Omilling village.

Thanks for joining hands with Hope Ofiriha!

  

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$856 raised of $2,000 goal
 
 
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