Children  Uganda Project #31700

Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth

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Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Stop Ugandan women & children dying at childbirth
Doctor Isaac with the mother and her newborn baby
Doctor Isaac with the mother and her newborn baby

Whisper delivered healthy baby boy at 32 weeks to a HIV positive mother suffering from stage 4 breast cancer, who was in unbelievable pain kept at home, until her breast fallen off, this is when the fighter Amanda Mwanje finally managed to bring the patient to Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital

As soon as we saw Amanda’s Facebook post searching for people to help this suffering lady to deliver the baby, and raising huge amount of money for the hospital bills, I didn’t wait for a second to be here for her patient again, and offered to help deliver the baby for free.

Whisper sent the transport of $55 for the special hire to Amanda to bring the mother right away to the hospital, however on the day of departure next morning, the family stopped the mother from coming here and instead invited the witch doctor, who convinced them it wasn’t a cancer but witchcraft. 

Under incredible pain, the mother was suffering, and it was killing us, but Amanda didn’t give up. She involved authorities to help. In that whole process, the situation went worse and the mother’s right breast fallen off and it was already infested and cleaned by maggots. 

Amanda then rushed the mother to our hospital on Sunday evening 17th of March 2019, where all of our amazing doctors and radiographer came together to assess the unborn baby that could get into distress any moment and die including the mother herself. (Dr John Mundaka, Dr Fadga Fad, Dr Isaac and Dr Sekatawa Wycliffe Sparks and radiographer Sam) heads together and decided to deliver the baby normally by inducing the labor. For sure we are in magical hands of God and it is unbelievable how somebody so sick was capable deliver such a perfect baby! The baby was given a syrup to prevent him from getting HIV and will need to be fed on formula only for at least the first 6 months of his life. Formula that will last for 3 - 5 days will cost $10. Any help to this baby is highly appreciated! 

Thank you to all of our donors of Whisper to continuous support of the charity.  

Our heart is full of happiness.

Amanda Mwanje your rock, as always.

Welove you Whisper doctors! #teamwhisper #helpwhisper #maternity#ugands #thestoryofheartbreakandhope

A newborn baby boy is still awaiting his new name
A newborn baby boy is still awaiting his new name
Despite the unbearable pain, she managed to smile
Despite the unbearable pain, she managed to smile

We officially opened the Whisper maternity on 25th of May 2018. We have received a total of 727 mothers who registered for our maternity services. We have a full time professional gynecologist who is also a consultant dealing with women reproductive issues.

We have carried out over 41 deliveries categorised under Normal deliveries, Elective and emergency C-sections. We get a lot of feedback from our patients through our social media sites informing us a bout the impact of our maternity services to the community.

The community appreciates the great work we are doing. So many mothers have suggested that we expand our maternity services to Kampala and other cities in Uganda. So many lives are being saved and we are so grateful to our lovely donors for supporting us to make our dream of reducing the high maternal mortality rate in Jinja a reality.

Dear Whisper family,

As much as everyone is getting ready for Christmas, Whisper is tires-sly working every day to ensure that all of our client's Christmas is extra special this year.

Whisper's Magical Maternity organised a free ultrasound scanning for all pregnant mothers, together with gynecological consultations. 

This offer had run for 5 days and the success was tremendous.

Whisper got to see 184 mothers in total.

  • 12 - December: 37 mothers,
  • 13 - December: 30 mothers,
  • 14 - December: 21 mothers,
  • 15 - December: 32 mothers,
  • 16 - December: 22 mothers, 
  • 17 - December: 42 mothers

Out of 184 mothers:

  • 40% of mothers have never had an ultrasound before.
  • 3 mothers were diagnosed with empty sack.
  • 2 mothers miscarried
  • 6 mothers were diagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, one of them had a chronic inflammation of the ovary
  • 1 mother was found to have enlarged liver
  • 3 mothers were diagnosed with uterine fibroids in pregnancy
  • 3 mothers were found to have a nuchal cord (or a cord around the neck — is one of many things mothers-to-be fear about childbirth. The thought of your baby being 'strangled' by the umbilical cord can cause so much worry)
  • 3 mothers were found to have cervical incompetence (short cervix) it means the baby cannot be hold well
  • 3 mothers were diagnosed with poloyhramnios. Poloyhramnios is a medical condition describing an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sack.

100% of mothers got images printed, and every one of them wanted to know the sex of her baby. Every mother with complications was seen by our senior consultant gynecologist Dr John Mundaka.

2 of the mothers who were diagnosed with uterine fibroids have never had a scan before.

One mother with complications partly paid for our antenatal package ($40). This package includes up to 4 free scans, medication and 4 consultations with gynecologists

Every mother who came to the maternity, received a small pack of ground nuts to keep them occupied and not hungry :) Those g-nuts packs are made for every client during our Christmas season at the hospital. 

Expenditure of this 5 day christmas free service:

  • 48 pcs of toilet paper $10
  • 2,5 l of ultrasound gell $14
  • 1 roll of sono paper (ultrasound printing paper). $22
  • and 1 reem of paper $6

This means that the total expenditure of providing  a high quality free ultrasound and free prints to 184 mothers was $52.

This means each mother was seen at $3,50 dollars. 

*cost of this project does not include salary payments for gynecologists ,radiographer, and midwives and the daily awareness drives around Jinja districs. 

Whisper is very grateful that it can have this amazing impact on so many expecting mothers, and having to help those with serious complications. 

Overall, we also got only positive feedback from the visitors. People really appreciated the cleanness of the maternity department, some women have never got to see an operating theatre before.

We are  very inspired by this program, and we are thinking of introducing free scans on more regular basis. 

Whisper also tested the efficiency of our maternity team and of the ultrasound equipment. The ultrasound worked really well and didn't disappoint us :) All mothers were told the sex of the baby, and all mothers also could see the sex of their baby on our ultrasound TV.

We have already created a Christmas vouchers that are valid until the end of January, and were already taken to the nearby and too far-by clinics, to be given to any woman who needs either gynecological or pregnancy scan.

All this would not have been possible without donors who keep our work going!

On behalf of the entire #teamwhisper, allow me to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Image on a mobile phone during portable scan
Image on a mobile phone during portable scan

Dear Whisper family,


Our Whisper's maternity department has been doing well, since started to operate back in June 2018.

Below is a report on number of deliveries since June 2018.


June: 12 visits

July: 35 visits

August 26 visits

September: 38 visits

October: 50 visits



Number of deliveries:

June: 3 normal deliveries

July: 3 normal deliveries, 2 C-sections

August: 4 normal deliveries, 9 C-sections

September: 2 normal deliveries, 1 C-section

October: 3 deliveries, 2 C-sections

November: 3 deliveries, 3 C-sections.



December: 3 deliveries

January: 11 deliveries

February: 8 deliveries

March: 7 deliveries 

April: 6 deliveries

May: 4 deliveries

June: 1 delivery

July: 1 delivery 


It was reported that 75% new mothers come to us because they were recommended our services by our previous clients, and 25% of clients came because they saw an awareness  on social media.



Whisper got an opportunity of purchasing a portable ultrasound with almost 80% discount. It is the latest technology of portable ultrasound CLARIUS brand - ultrasound anywhere, and this is exactly what we are going to be using it for.

Our vision is Changing healthcare through love and happiness and some of the objectives of Whisper's maternity project are:

  1. Safety of the baby
  2. promoting antenatal
  3. reducing growing number of abortions

Clarius ultrasound anywhere is a small device that connects to the tablet or mobile phone via bluetooth and gives incredibly good images and immediate results that are possible to share with radiographer via cloud for immediate interpretation.

Whisper plans to start with regular visits to the community health centres to provide free antenatal checks by our midwives, and also provide free pregnancy ultrasound scans for pregnant mothers, as more than 80% of those pregnant women never had any ultrasound scans done before.

We hope to spread the word about the importance of antenatal and like this reduce the number of birth defects, premature birth, cardiac problems of born children and reduce on number of death rates.

Midwives being introduce to our scan
Midwives being introduce to our scan
Sam - our radiographer
Sam - our radiographer
Ultrasound scan probe
Ultrasound scan probe
Our obstetrician and gynaecologist
Our obstetrician and gynaecologist

Hello everyone

This is just to let everyone who supported and still supports this project know, that our team is excellent, and we get only positive feedback on our gynaecogical and maternity services, so it really makes me very happy!

Our obstetrician Dr Mundaka is not just very professional but he is also a very good leader. He took the maternity department onto his hands and he really cares about it.

We all care about it as this one is the only self-sustainable income generating project and we all hope that in the future, it can help us fund more than just it’s own activities. 

As much as it is an income generating project, all of our female employees and some of our beneficiaries get services free of charge - in case they need it.

Our prices and costs are still very affordable and during a full child delivery each mother is required to pay one off £105, which does really help our funding, but they still get all medicine (if needed) and complimentary three meals a day (for mother and her carer), there is also free water and a WiFi. 

We have 24 hour doctors and midwives available and Anastetical officers in case of any surgical emergency. 

We operate only for about three months, but we already have 40 antenatal appointments where all of them booked for delivery at our hospital. 

We have delivered 10 babies normally and 5 other by C-section (2 of them as an emergency c-section).

We have also had 2 obstetric surgeries

All babies are being treated and attended to free of charge after delivery and all post natal appointment are free too. 

We also have an amazing hearing test machine as the only one in Uganda, and we test each newborn baby for its hearing abilities. 

I thank to every donor who helped us make this happen. The maternity project gives Whisper a big hope for the future and we absolutely love every bit of it.

Hearing test machine
Hearing test machine
Our team got a cake
Our team got a cake

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Veronika Cejpkova
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