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Success! Kyarimpa from Uganda raised $49 to fund a safe delivery.

Kyarimpa
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  • $49 raised, $0 to go
$49
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kyarimpa's treatment was fully funded on July 13, 2020.

Photo of Kyarimpa post-operation

August 10, 2020

Kyarimpa underwent a safe delivery.

Kyarimpa had a successful delivery of a baby girl weighing 3.8kgs. The baby’s Apgar score was 9/10 in the first minute and 10/10 in the next five minutes. The baby is breastfeeding well with a good appetite.

Kyarimpa told us, “Thank you Watsi for starting up such an amazing program of supporting us financially to save our lives. Thanks for being my pillar during these trying moments in lockdown. I will surely always remember this great support. I hope to continue with teaching when schools open as well as doing cultivation for food.”

Kyarimpa had a successful delivery of a baby girl weighing 3.8kgs. The baby’s Apgar score was 9/10 in the first minute and 10/10 in the next...

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July 13, 2020

Kyarimpa is a woman from Uganda. Kyarimpa completed senior four in school and went to the college for nursery teaching training. Her husband practices small-scale farming of food crops and any little surplus sells for their family. Kyarimpa is a nursery teacher however because of the COVID lockdown schools are closed. Kyarimpa has two children and is expecting her third.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $49 to fund Kyarimpa’s labor and delivery care. This support will better ensure a safe and healthy delivery for Kyarimpa and her new baby during what is a challenging time for their family.

Kyarimpa says “I will be glad when I deliver and welcome a healthier baby. I can continue with teaching nursery pupils when schools open.”

Kyarimpa is a woman from Uganda. Kyarimpa completed senior four in school and went to the college for nursery teaching training. Her husband...

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Kyarimpa's Timeline

  • July 4, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kyarimpa received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. 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.

  • July 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kyarimpa was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Uganda.

  • July 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kyarimpa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kyarimpa's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kyarimpa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Labor and Delivery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $49 for Kyarimpa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$26
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$13
Supplies
$0
Labs
$10
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

A mother will usually show up at the hospital experiencing labor. Midwives will assist the soon-to-be mother in the process of labor and this will culminate in delivery of a baby via the vagina.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

During labor, the mother is in pain and is undergoing contractions. Eventually, the contractions help with the delivery.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Uganda specifically has one of the highest fertility rates in the world. It's underdeveloped and therefore large sectors of the population lack access to basic obstetric care. Some mothers choose to use traditional midwives to undergo the process. Our partner hospitals in Uganda are better suited to carry out the deliveries to mitigate risk and check on the newborn and mother post-delivery.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

The pregnant mother shows up for admission and undergoes tests to ensure she and the baby are healthy and ready for delivery. If the blood pressure is normal the procedure is carried out as planned. She usually is out of the hospital in less than 3 days if no complications occur.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Safe delivery. A healthy baby and mother. Prevention of mortality and complications, such as vesicovaginal fistulae (VVF).

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Pain during labor and tear are some of the potential risks that exist for the mother. The delivery itself is very common and safe.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality centers with qualified personnel and adequate equipment to deal with complications that may occur.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

C-section is an alternative for pregnant mothers with complications to deliver but it can be out of reach for most.

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$338raised
$278to go

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