Why Do We Need To Build A Medical Center In Uganda?
Every 60 seconds in Africa…
2 children die from malaria,
10 children come down with the HIV virus,
3 teens die from complications due to teen pregnancy.
The need for medical attention in Uganda is tremendous! Here are some stories from the local news…
One journalist reported that a young lady was bleeding profusely in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only one midwife was on duty and no doctor examined her for 12 hours. Her husband changed his wife’s blood-soaked bedding as her life seeped away. “I’m going to leave you”, she told him as he cradled her, “Look after the children”
An obstetrician who investigated the case said the mother of three had arrived in time but due to low staffing levels, she died.
Such gloomy incidences occur very often in Uganda. Records show that out of every 100,000 live births, well over 500 mothers die each year
In November, another lady bled to death in the hospital. It is reported that she did not have the money needed, ( a little over $100.00) that was demanded before she could receive medical attention.
A few months ago a 24 year old girl died in labor at a Medical Center. She required a C-section but no one could assist her at the Clinic. The nearest hospital had an ambulance but required the girl to pay for the gas before they would transport her. She did not have money with her so they left her and her baby to die.
Many people have lost faith in Uganda’s health system. Here are a few concerns…
There is a tremendous need for medical facilities to be built, funded and managed properly…and we at Possibilities Unlimited Word Wide are committed to seeing this happen.
Recently a little 6 month old baby girl died from Malaria in our Village because her parents did not have the $2.50 for the necessary medicine to treat her.
There are about three funerals per day in our village due to lack of medical treatment.
The nearest health facility is a two and a half day journey from the village.
A fifteen year old girl recently died. Her baby needed to be delivered, she needed a c – section and there was no one to help her.
Building a Medical Center and providing preventative health care would allow us to catch the problems early, before they become life threatening.
Your help and involvement is greatly needed and appreciated.