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Komugisha is an expectant mother from Uganda who needs $26 to fund a delivery.

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June 30, 2020

Komugisha is a 32-year-old woman from Uganda. She and her husband are small scale farmers. They own a four-room semi-permanent house where they live with their five children. They seek financial support for the delivery of their 6th child.

Fortunately, on June 30, she will receive labor and delivery care at our medical partner’s care center.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $26 to fund Komugisha’s care. This support will better ensure a safe and healthy delivery for Komugisha and her new baby during what is a challenging time for their family.

Komugisha shared, “we pray for a successful delivery. I will rejoin my husband in small scale farming since farming is the major source of our family’s income.”

Komugisha is a 32-year-old woman from Uganda. She and her husband are small scale farmers. They own a four-room semi-permanent house where t...

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Komugisha's Timeline

  • June 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Komugisha received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital. 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.

  • June 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Komugisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Komugisha's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Komugisha is currently raising funds for her treatment.

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Treatment
Labor and Delivery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $26 for Komugisha's treatment
Hospital Fees
$13
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$8
Supplies
$0
Labs
$5
  • 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 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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