Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha
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You are saving lives of  Moms and their Babies!

Thanks for recent generous gift to Stop Moms from Dying in childbirth project. Your commitment to stop Mothers Dying in Childbirth is really appreciated by our board trustees, and those who will benefit most - off course the babies.

Also to  address these issues, the Traditional Authority passed a by-law requiring mothers to give birth at a health-facility with a Skilled Birth Assistant.

What is next? With your donation HopeOfiriha supplied the Maternal Maternity Clinic with the following items: 5 boxes cotton wool, 10 pieces Syringes & needles, and  8 birthing mats. A new order is placed with our supplier and is expected to arrive soon.

Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you the quarterly report. You will get to know what your donation has helped  impact and what has been achieved.

Thank you  GlobalGiving for Helping in Omilling!
Thank you GlobalGiving for Helping in Omilling!
Traditional Birth Attendant in Action
Traditional Birth Attendant in Action

Culturally, South Sudanese value large families!
Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth project. Your commitment to help the needy get out of poverty is really appreciated by our board of trustees, and those who will benefit most -  the babies!

Culturally, South Sudanese value large families and women in South Sudan on average give birth five times - or more in their lifetime. This makes obstetrics a very important part of Omilling local healthcare system, and access to quality delivery facilities and skilled birth attendants a critical element in addressing women's health at a national level.

Traditionally in Omilling, women give birth at home with the assistance of their mother, mother-in-law, or a traditional birth attendant (TBA). Most have no medical training but rather learned their "skills" on the job, and it is common for women to experience complications during birth which would lead to the death of the mother, the baby, or both.

To address these issues, Omilling Traditional Authority passed a by-law in 2012 requiring women to give birth at a local healthcare facility with a Skilled Birth Assistant (SBA).

From January - to - March 2013, the project supplied Onura Survival Maternal Maternity Clinic with these items: five (5) sets birthing mats, one (1) set umbilical cord calm, one (1) set delivery kit, twenty (20) pieces syringes & needles, and two (2) big boxes cotton wool.

These Moms are eager to see this project progressing, and need your help to stock more supplies.

Since this project is still under implementation, we will be sending you the quarterly report. You will get to know what your donation has helped impact, and what we have achieved.           

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Aketch; thanks for helping Moms in Omilling!
Aketch; thanks for helping Moms in Omilling!

We wish you a happy new year 2013!

Thanks for your recent generous gift to Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth project. Your committed to help the needy to get out of poverty is really appreciated by our trustees and those will benefit most – the children!

South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world: a South-Sudanese woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying owing to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Extreme poverty and a severely inadequate health care system threaten the lives of millions of South Sudanese people, especially women and children.

In December 2012 the project supplied 2 boxes cotton wool, 5 pieces sterile gowns, and 14 pieces maternity pads. Omilling is expecting two Moms to give birth in February and first week of mach 2013. 

The Moms are eager to see this project progressing. They need your help to stock the Survival Maternal Maternity Unit.

While our communities had just started to adjust from the shocks and devastation of prolonged civil war, they were yet met by airstrikes and ground assaults launched against South Sudan in the bordering states by Sudan armed forces and militant allies. This brought more unnecessary displacement, vulnerability, anguish and human suffering.

Life in the South Sudan – Sudan bordering states became unbearable as cost of living steadily skyrocketed. While two nations have signed a deal to promote peaceful coexistence, the impact of recent conflict include Abyei has caused humanitarian needs to the affected people.

We therefore, request our partners to continue their support to Hope Ofiriha and more importantly to the needy and vulnerable groups in the communities. We look forward to working with all of you in 2013.

May I take this opportunity to wish our donors and partners a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2013!

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October 17th; Bonus Day
October 17th; Bonus Day

Give More, Get More: GlobalGiving is Matching Donations to Hope Ofiriha from October 17th 2012. Are you looking for a way to support Hope Ofiriha get more bangs for your bucks? On October 17th, GlobalGiving will be matching donations 30% up to $1,000 per donor, per project. There is $50,000 available in matching funds. Matching will begin at 12:01 am EDT and last until funds run out or until 11:59 pm EDT. Once funds have been depleted, no more donations will be matched.

Let’s dedicate this Bonus Day to “South Sudanese deportee children”. Wrap your school supplies to ensure a child get back to school in 2013.

In addition, GlobalGiving is offering two levels of bonuses; the organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving; and the organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.

This will be the last bonus day of the year, so consider making your gifts on October 17. During the previous campaign, the matching pool was exhausted within a matter of hours so please make your gifts early! Please GIVE HERE!

We urge you to help us spread the Give More, Get More campaign. Promote our cause on your social media outlets such as – Facebook, and Twitter. These are great places to share our project.

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Anne Martins: only mid-wife serving in Omilling
Anne Martins: only mid-wife serving in Omilling

The Clinic has unskilled birth attendant who is pioneering behavior change locally as more mothers opted for skilled delivery.

In the span of just two years, 105 women gave birth to 107 babies at Onura Maternal Maternity Survival Clinic rather than give birth at home, and 8 mothers with serious pregnancy related complications referred to Juba State Hospital.

The project supplied the survival clinic with: 10 small boxes of cotton wool, 5 boxes of syringes/needles, 4 boxes of sterile gowns/gloves, and 15 boxes maternity pads, 3 sets of umbilical cord clam, 9 boxes forceps/sutures, 4 sets of birthing mats/scissors, and 1 set of delivery instruments.

The project also purchased a childbirth delivery bed, which reinforced the capacity building of the clinic. This order is on way to Onura.

At the request of women, Anne, (a village midwife), is awarded a two year course leading to “Certificate in Midwifery”, at Mayanja memorial Hospital Foundation, Uganda. After completion, she will return to help mothers deliver safely in Onura. She is waiting for her admission. We still don’t know if or not she will be accepted. By the time of reporting we haven’t heard from the college.

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$44,493 raised of $52,000 goal
 
1,498 donations
$7,507 to go
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