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 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
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.

 

Booked:

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.

 

EXCITING NEWS:

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
Our new operation theatre for C-section deliveries
Our new operation theatre for C-section deliveries
Hello Whisper's family,
Thank you for everyone's donations towards our appeal on GlobalGiving to HELP US STOP WOMEN AND CHILDREN DYING AT CHILDBRITH.
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/stop-ugandan-women-and-children-dying-at-childbirth/
 
We have achieved some great results during our online and offline donations, and managed to purchase most of the things that will help us ensure the safest child delivery and post delivery monitoring of both mother and the baby.
Each child will receive free scans of internal organs including heart and brain to ensure everything is ok, and to also organise for a surgery or further monitoring depending on the abnormality.
 
Our mothers will be monitored very well, from the day one of pregnancy, and that only for $55 (that will go help support the charity) they will be able attend up to 4 prenatal scan screening (with our superb machine that was kindly donated to us) and other medical check ups, they will be given free folic acid and our best care up to the delivery. All admission of the infants will be free of charge even if they have to under go admission in our emergency care unit.
 
Please kindly keep supporting our charity so we can do our best for the mothers and children all over Uganda.
 
Thank you for your donations, support and following our work.
 
#teamwhisper#whispersmaternity#loveandcare
Delivery room
Delivery room
Our modern gynaecology room with 4D scanner
Our modern gynaecology room with 4D scanner
our examination bed
our examination bed
Our delivery surgical bed
Our delivery surgical bed

WOW, what an amazing couple of months, we have done so well and fundraised a bit over $10,000 for the maternity department.

We have been very busy preparing the maternity floor, getting engeneering advice on all the necessary steps and requirements that approve the major theatre and safe child deliveries.

We got some great artists, who painted beautifl flowers on the walls to express the love and attention to details that we will be giving to each mother or a woman who will want to receive our services.

We have purchased loads of medical equipment, most especially the beutiful high quiality pink delivery bed that can be doubled as a gyneacological surgical bed,  baby warmer that is very necessary for a newborn, to keep him warm, whilst all necessary vitals are checked. The delivery room also has a resustitation bed, that is absolutely amazing, it has provision to give the baby a life-saving first aid right away. Two oxygen concetrators are placed in the delivery room, one for the mother and one for the baby in case they need it. 

We also imported a really good LED phototherapy machine that treats neonatal hepatitis.

The LED machine is placed above the infant's bed (which we also have and they are so cute and beautifiul), and lights its healing light (in 5 different colours). This type of machine is the only one in Jinja, and we are very happy that Whisper can continue providing its best to the very precious children in Uganda, who are often completely forgoten. 

We are still fundriasing more funds to complete the maternity department. We are almost there, but any big or small financial support is highly appreciated and taken the best care of.

Thank you again and please spread the word!

Delivery room
Delivery room
Baby warmer and resuscitation table
Baby warmer and resuscitation table
Phototherapy machine
Phototherapy machine
 

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Whisper

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.whisperorphans.org
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Project Leader:
Veronika Cejpkova
London, United Kingdom
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