Health
 Haiti
Project #2229

Run a Maternity and Pediatric Service in Haiti

by Hope Health Action
Vetted
Mar 6, 2013

Another life saved

Marie - a life saved and ready to go home!
Marie - a life saved and ready to go home!

What a week its been in our Maternity and Paediatric Unit.  Even today, the paediatric unit is busy with lots of children, and our maternity team have been in surgery undertaking an important operation.  On behalf of all the team here, thanks for your continued support!

It's hard to share all the stories, but we thought we'd encourage you with one.  Last week a young lady called Marie visited the hospital for a consultation with her mum, but was informed that she needed urgent, life saving surgery, or otherwise would sadly die.  Initially overcome by fear, she declined any immidiate help.  However, thanks to the love and compassion of our staff who offered counseling and support, Marie changed her mind.  She was then successfully operated on, and several days later left the maternity unit, fit and well!  Marie and her mother were both glowing with smiles the morning they left, deeply thankful for the suppor they'd recieved, which is only possible thanks to your support.

Marie is just one example of a life saved!  In 2012, we provided care for over 2,500 women at the hospital, and the numbers keep increasing month by month!

This Friday is International Women's day, followed by Mothering Sunday in the UK at the weekend.  For all those who have supported this project, we'd love you to join with us again, and help celebrate these two significant days with us, by supporting some of the most vulnerable women and mothers in Haiti.  Women in Haiti still face a 1 in 37 chance of dying during delivery in Haiti, but we're helping to reduce this!  Why not join us this week, and make a special donation in honor of a mum or inspiring woman you know.  Chocolates and flowers never last long, but a 'gift in kind' towards our Maternity work can have a life long impact.  Please join with us again, so we can provide care to other women like Marie.  Thanks for your continued kind support.

A mother a baby your support helped to save
A mother a baby your support helped to save

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Hope Health Action

Location: West Wickham, Kent - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.hopehealthaction.org
Project Leader:
Carwyn Hill
Bromley, Kent United Kingdom
$85,076 raised of $98,000 goal
 
503 donations
$12,924 to go
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