Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha
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Thanks for saving a life in a painful minute!
Thanks for saving a life in a painful minute!

There is high social tension in a country which leaders attributed it to foreign interference in the internal affairs of South Sudan . Click here for more

Hundreds of workers and citizens took to the streets in Wau, South Sudan second largest city on Friday to protest against the increased of cost of living, and salary in arrears as the leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point.

Protesters in Wau city, west east of Juba, demonstrated over raising prices of goods and services, and salary in arrears which they said were not matched by current wage structures.

A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on South Sudan, which before independence was seen as a promising emerging economy in East Africa.

In Eastern Equatoria State (Torit) more than 100 women are dying for every 1000 babies that were born alive. The situation has improved in the past four years. Omilling has not recorded maternal deaths for a long time.

Since 1990, maternal deaths worldwide have dropped by 45%. This has been of countries adopting the eight Millennium Development Goals. However, the reduction has been marginal in South Sudan due to war and lack qualified health management team.

At the time of this reporting:
Your money and cash from other benefactors you bought and supplied Maternal survival clinic with; a box birthing mat, two boxes cotton wool, and 3 three boxes of syringes & needles.

In a next three months, we will be sending a new field update, so you get to know the impact of your contributions.

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Thanks for helping women in South Sudan
Thanks for helping women in South Sudan

Thanks for your long-term support to Stop Moms from Dying in Childbirth.

At a time of this reporting, your bucks and contributions from other sources, allowed Hope Ofiriha to provide a survival clinic with three birthing mats, four boxes cotton wool, and six boxes of syringes & needles.

The birth of a baby, which should be a joyful moment, too often brings agony for families in Omilling. Pregnancy and childbirth completions are the leading cause of death and injury for mothers in Magwi County. Yet, women are critical to the health and wealth of their villages. Without them, the family cannot hope to thrive. But with your help, we reduced the number of mothers dying while delivering in rural villages.

In South Sudan, a staggering one in 50 women dies in pregnancy or childbirth. In the Uk, it is just one in 8,000. While conditions such as high blood pressure, breech births are easily treated in the Uk, South Sudanese women are likely to die from them because they lack access to high-quality health care or a trained midwife. A skilled health worker attends only 21% of births in a World newest state.

Success stories:
My complicated pregnancy could have killed my baby or me and today someone would have been narrating my story. " I could have been a maternal death statistic which I stayed at home and sought the services of an untrained midwife. " mine was an experience I want other women to learn from.

" I do want any other woman to die while giving birth because Hope Ofiriha has put in place interventions that save lives.

In a next three months, we will be sending a new field update, so you get to know the impact of your contributions right from the ground.

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Giving Birth is Dangerous in South Sudan!
Giving Birth is Dangerous in South Sudan!

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

At the time of this reporting - your contributions and money from others - Hope Ofiriha provided a clinic with 1 box birthing mats, 2 boxes cotton wool, and 3 boxes syringes & needles.

Also you supported 8 Moms give birth to beautiful babies. 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.

An Unlikely Success Story: Baby Ayaa's Birth:
Unfortunately, babies in South Sudan who are born in poverty will not receive a gift this because their parents are poor. This appeal is your opportunity to help bring a smile to a baby's face this Christmas.

With your help, Hope Ofiriha seeks to help six Mothers who are due to give birth during this holiday season. But they need your help to secure the birthing kits to give birth safely. This goodwill ensures that the families can come together at Christmas to share gifts and celebrate life.

South Sudan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for mothers. One in every 50 women who becomes pregnant will die in childbirth. Her baby is even less likely to make it.

In rural Omilling, where access to medical care is limited, the danger is even greater.

That's why baby Ayaa is such a miracle. Thanks to people like you, Ayaa's mother received critical care throughout her pregnancy and birth of her two children.

This is why we are appealing to you this Christmas to donate between $10, $50 or sign up a monthly subscription to mark a year-end to save lives.

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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.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
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