Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha Vetted since 2009 Site Visit Verified


This project will save the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies. It will fund the supplies midwives need to deliver babies safely. It also will train midwives to deal with childbirth complications.

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The maternal mortality rate in South Sudan is one of the highest in the world. An absence of trained healthcare staff, structures, and paved roads means the small, rustic maternity clinic Hope Ofiriha runs in the Onura settlement is the only medical facility about 3,500 area women can turn to give birth. The clinic isn't fully equipped to handle deliveries, so many mothers needlessly die giving birth.


Our Onura Maternal Survival Project will pay for sterile medical supplies; a childbirth delivery bed; and training for midwives on handling delivery complications and providing prenatal and postnatal care, newborn care, and family planning services.

Long-Term Impact

Making sure mothers have midwifes during delivery who have the supplies and skills needed to deliver babies safely stops childbirth from being a death sentence for so many women. When a mother survives childbirth, outcomes for her family improves.

Additional Documentation

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


Onura Maternal Survival Project on our website
Executive Director's mesage on maternal mortality
Hope Ofiriha's Facebook page
Hope Ofiriha's Twitter profile

Organization Information

Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
William Ochieng
Executive director
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$46,340 raised of $52,000 goal
1,578 donations
$5,660 to go
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