Stop South Sudanese Moms from Dying in Childbirth

by Hope Ofiriha
Vetted
Nov 25, 2010

"Happy ThanksGiving Holiday"

We need your help to support expectant mothers
We need your help to support expectant mothers

In south Sudan a staggering number of women die in child birth. Dr. Lokang discovers by providing a child birth delivery bed will wipe out this problem in ONURA healthcare post - rural settlement.

Children in Onura settlement are born without the assistance of a trained health specialist. They rely instead on traditional birth attendants. They get summoned at the last minute when it is too late to make a journey to the Onura healthcare post.

But they are not medically trained and their "labour suite" is a spartan mud hut with a mat on the floor for a bed. They deliver about two –to- three babies a month. Nevertheless, they admit it is far from ideal.

The main problem is that the community here doesn't have the money to hire a car to get to the nearest government run hospital.

With funding from our donors, Hope Ofiriha provided Onura healthcare post with two maternity pads, and cotton wool to assist expectant mothers during child birth.

We thank our Globalgiving donors for their ongoing support and Hope Ofiriha looks forward in working with you in 2011- and years to come.

The staff of Hope ofiriha and volunteers wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday season, to your family, friends, and colleagues at dinner table!

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Hope Ofiriha

Location: Oslo, Norway - Norway
Website: http:/​/​www.ofiriha.org
Project Leader:
William Logai Ochieng
Oslo, Oslo Norway
$44,948 raised of $52,000 goal
 
1,487 donations
$7,052 to go
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