Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha
Child birth in Africa is life threatening!
Child birth in Africa is life threatening!

Fighting between armed groups has driven thousands of people from their villages in Eastern, Central, and Western Equatoria states since the start of January. Several thousand had taken refuge in Uganda.

The Relief Agencies are increasingly concerned at recent growing uncertainty around South Sudan and its serious impact on the civilian population.

UNHCR alerted that localised fighting between rebel armed groups and government soldiers and an apparent breakdown in law and order are being reported in and near Yambio, some 300 kilometres west of Juba.

Sporadic gunfire is commonplace, and there has also been an increase in crime involving car-jackings, attacks on government property, looting of civilian homes and sexual assaults,"

Funds from different sources and your money had help purchased the clinic needed materials. Due to growing insecurity and clashes in Magwi County between armed rebel groups and government forces, we are not able to transport the goods to Omilling. We are doing everything we can to make sure the clinic is supplied with new stock when security improves. Your money purchased four boxes mat and six cotton wool. Also, the project provided funding for a woman to travel to Uganda from South Sudan for complicated pregnancy check.

In a next quarter, we will be sending you again a new field update report, to let you know the impact of your contributions.

Stop girls dying from childbirth in South Sudan
Stop girls dying from childbirth in South Sudan

Thanks so much for supporting this life-saving project in South Sudan.

It was the bodyguards for rebel leader and presidential guards who fought each other in earlier July sparking days of violence which killed many hundreds of soldiers and civilians. The two forces had battled each other, almost five years to the day South Sudan declared independence from Sudan. Following the orders from the leadership on both sides, the clashes ceased temporarily in late in July. The rebels moved their based outside Juba in an attempt to save peace which both parties signed.

In August fighting was in the outskirt of Juba in which the oppositions accused the government of attacking their positions. The rebels regrouped and fled to Congo with Riek Machar, their leader. Over the last few months, the citizens have expressed dissent against the government, as a result of this, the rebellion is growing rapidly in Equatoria Region, which kept itself neutral for much of two years’ civil conflict in Upper Nile State. Other tribes are targeting ethnic Dinka. The humanitarian needs are going to be very great after this, Director General for RRC, told reporters. They are going to need food, shelter, water, he said, adding that the need for shelter and clean water was pressing for those living in a Displaced facility within Juba town.

At this third quarter reporting:
Your money with funds from different sources purchased the materials we were not able to deliver to Maternal Survival Clinic due to insecurity and battleground roaring in Juba. You donated two boxes birthing mat, three cotton wool, and one box syringes & needles. We will deliver these essential goods when the security situation improves.

In a coming three months, we will be sending you again a new field update, to let you know the impact of your contributions.


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.


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.


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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Hope Ofiriha

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