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Niwasiima from Uganda raised $240 to fund a Caesarean Section surgery.

Niwasiima
100%
  • $240 raised, $0 to go
$240
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Niwasiima's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2020.
April 8, 2020

Niwasiima did not undergo a Caesarean Section surgery.

Our medical partner just shared with us that although Niwasiima was approved and planned for a c-section, before the appointed date she delivered her baby at a local government hospital. She will no longer need the treatment that was planned.

Our medical partner just shared with us that although Niwasiima was approved and planned for a c-section, before the appointed date she deli...

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January 23, 2020

Niwasiima presented to the hospital with an ultrasound scan indicating a pregnancy at 39 weeks of gestation with a history of one previous c-section delivery. Having been examined by the doctor, she was recommended to deliver by emergency caesarean section due to one previous scar and scar tenderness for a better delivery outcome.

Niwasiima still has both parents who are small scale farmers. She is the oldest in a family of five siblings and the rest are still studying. She never went to school at all and along she has been working as a domestic housemaid in Bushenyi town where she was got into a relationship with a fellow workmate, a gateman at her workplace. After she informed him about the pregnancy, he remained neutral about it, provided no support and no longer communicates with her. She was fired from work after being known to be pregnant and is now reaching term, but has no support at all. She can’t afford the costs of her surgery.

Niwasiima is a 20-year-old single mother to one child delivered by caesarean section and is expected to also deliver her current pregnancy by caesarean section due to one previous scar and scar tenderness. We expect to restore her lost hope by enabling her to successfully deliver her baby.

Niwasiima says “I really hope that with your support, I will be able to have a healthy baby.”

Niwasiima presented to the hospital with an ultrasound scan indicating a pregnancy at 39 weeks of gestation with a history of one previous c...

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Niwasiima's Timeline

  • January 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Niwasiima was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 24, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Niwasiima was scheduled to receive treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • January 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Niwasiima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Niwasiima is no longer raising funds.

  • April 8, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Niwasiima's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $240 for Niwasiima's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12

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