Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha
Giving birth: most dangerous for an African mother
Giving birth: most dangerous for an African mother

Thanks for your long term support to stop Moms from Dying in childbirth.

The birth of a baby, which should be the joyous moment, too often produces anguish for the family in Omilling. Pregnancy and childbirth complexities are the principal cause of death for women in Magwi County. Besides mothers are key to the prosperity of their communities. Without them, the family cannot hope to thrive.

In South Sudan, one in 10 women dies each day in childbirth according to report issued by a ministry of health. In UK, is one in 8,000 according to UN statistic

High blood pressure and breech births are treatable in the USA, South Sudanese women are likely to die from them due to lack of access to quality healthcare and trained midwife. With no transport, this means their only option is to walk, often in the middle of labor, to get help.

Your continued recurring contributions and cash from other donors, we supplied the clinic with - two boxes birthing mats, three boxes cotton wool, one box syringes & needles. Mothers had given birth to six beautiful babies with your support. Thanks so much for your help!

We will be sending you a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact your contributions.

Thanks for supporting Us!!
Thanks for supporting Us!!

Thanks for continued support to stop mothers from Dying in childbirth.
As a team, we are nearer than ever to ending the suffering of mothers and their babies during childbirth. That is certain, in 2014, you saved the lives of 208 children and their parents.

You made it a new in 2015! Your donation and other contributions you donated the following items: 3 box birthing mats, four box cotton wool, two box syringes & needles. We will not be able to deliver these for items to a village clinic for two or more weeks due to a safety concern.

Hope Ofiriha will send a new field update after a quarter, so you get to know the impact of your support and the positive changes is improving the lives of newborn babies and their mothers.

 Owinyikibul villagers clashed with new recruits in earlier March.
The government and the opposition have failed to reach a peace deal despite the pressure from IGAD, UN, and the World. There are new fierce clashes in Jonglei and Upper Nile States. Humanitarian situation is worsening. There are 1.5 million people displaced from their villages of which some are living in exile as refugees.

In Owinyikibul of Magwi County, new soldiers recruit clashed with local villagers earlier March. The drunken soldier had refused to pay for the bill where he was stabbed in a bar fighting. He then organized his fellow recruits burning more than 100 houses and market stalls in retaliation. One recruit killed in the clashes. A chief has blamed the trainers for failing to keep discipline.


Expectant mother waiting for her baby to come
Expectant mother waiting for her baby to come

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year!

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth.
There is no political agreement reach between the government and the rebel despite IGAD sponsored peace talks since the alleged coup. South Sudan is getting worse day by day. Hope for peace has depreciated as the clashes continue to take place in Jonglei state.
Due to bad and muddy road caused by rain it has been almost impossible to deliver the critical needed, necessary materials to Onura Survival clinic to help expectant mothers to deliver safely. To make matter worst the 4x4 Defender is grounded due to an accident. The materials were given 20km away from Omilling to clinic staff because Noah is not 4x4 to drive off-road and severe environment. The community will use other means to get materials to the clinic.
With your donations, the following were supplied; five boxes birthing mats, seven boxes cotton wool, eight small boxes syringes & needles. According to report from clinic six mothers, are expected to give birth this December.
A quote from a beneficiary expecting to give birth this December - " You are giving me and my coming baby new hope. Before I had given birth to three children under an appalling condition - "this time, I give birth to the enhanced state and a village clinic to save my life and my baby." Thanks for being kind and donating the materials that I cannot get without your support.
We will be sending you a new field update after three months so that you get to know the impact your contribution is making in the lives of new babies and their Moms.
I need your help to give birth safely!
I need your help to give birth safely!

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine as Fighting Rages On. Aid agencies predict that South Sudan could be headed for the worst famine since the 1984 Ethiopian famine.

The United Nations has warned that a famine looms if there is no end to the fighting that erupted in mid-December between the government and rebels. More than a third of the nation's roughly 11 million people could be on the brink of starvation by the end of the year, UN officials claim.

Additional aid is needed to combat this alarming crisis.

It has started to rain very heavily, and the unpaved road to Omilling is completely bad to drive. We are committed to serving mothers and young girls, and through a land Rover Defender we are delivering the supplies to ONURA SURVIVAL CLINIC. In this last quarter, we delivered these items. four-birth mats, ten-box cotton wool, ten syringe, two-set umbilical cord clam, and 8-maternity pads.

Through your help more lives have been safe, and last month two young girls were under a critical condition when they were giving birth. They cannot give birth normally because their body too weak to pushed out babies. We took them to the main hospital where they get help.

After a quarter, a new update field report will be sent, so you get to know the impact your contribution create in the lives of new babies and their moms.

Apio Suzan - project beneficiary
Apio Suzan - project beneficiary

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project.

Only months ago an alleged coup in South Sudan has left hundreds dead, and many in the region concerned for what the coming months may bring for the world's youngest country.

Through Land Rover Defender we are able to deliver the supplies to the clinic, despite the bad road caused by heavy rainfall. The following items are delivered to ONURA Survival Clinic - 6 birth mats, 8 boxes cotton wool, 4 pieces syringe & needle, 5 sets of umbilical cord clam, 6 maternity pads , and 2 set delivery instruments.

South Sudanese women are 155 times likely to die in childbirth and pregnancy than Westerners, a ministry of Health in Juba report says.

Overall, an Omilling woman have a higher chance of dying in childbirth and pregnancy, but through your contribution many deaths have been avoided. Six mothers gave birth safely to six beautiful babies last year.

The death rates could have been reduced by 99% if mothers had access to emergency obstetric care. Many women still deliver their children alone or with untrained attends, and we are raising awareness to give birth in the clinic, says mid-wife Abwoo.

After a quarter a new update field report will be sent, so you get to know the impact your contribution create in the lives of new babies and their moms.


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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
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