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Success! Twamubwine from Uganda raised $252 to fund a safe c-section.

Twamubwine
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Fully funded
Twamubwine's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Twamubwine post-operation

October 8, 2020

Twamubwine underwent a safe c-section.

Twamubwine had a safe caesarean section, which doctors scheduled due to her previous c-section deliveries and short interpregnancy interval. She welcomed a healthy baby girl weighing 3.1kgs. The baby is doing very well and scored 9/10 in the first minute and 10/10 in the next five minutes.

Twamubwine shared, “I am extremely happy for this opportunity in the midst of COVID-19. I am so grateful for your efforts towards saving my life and my baby. I will continue serving our nation as a nurse.”

Twamubwine had a safe caesarean section, which doctors scheduled due to her previous c-section deliveries and short interpregnancy interval....

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September 16, 2020

Twamubwine finished senior four and joined the nursing school at Nyakibale and pursued a certificate in nursing. She currently works with a local government at a health centre in a rural area. She was born in a family of 11 children and she is the last born. All of them are married and self-employed with some doing small businesses, small scale farming, or primary school teaching.

Twamubwine is a married mother to five children, but only four are living after she lost her second child shortly after delivery. Three of her children are in school and the youngest is one year and a half and is at home. Her husband is a primary school teacher and as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic he is not earning any income.

Twamubwine says: “I will be very glad when my surgery is supported so that I can have a way to start caring for my baby and the rest of the family. I will definitely resume to caring for the sick once I am better since I am a nurse.”

Twamubwine finished senior four and joined the nursing school at Nyakibale and pursued a certificate in nursing. She currently works with a ...

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Twamubwine's Timeline

  • September 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twamubwine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twamubwine's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twamubwine 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.

  • October 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twamubwine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Elective Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $252 for Twamubwine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$86
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$46
Supplies
$81
Labs
$12
Other
$12

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Komugisha

Komugisha is a middle-aged mother and farmer from Uganda. About three years ago, she started having lower abdominal pains, bleeding, and general body weakness. She is worried about her condition and self-conscious of how others may react to her symptoms. She has not been able to seek treatment anywhere else due to limited finances. However, she heard of Watsi's Medical Partner Program at Nyakibale Hospital and opted to seek care. She has been diagnosed with a premalignant cervical lesion and doctors recommend a total abdominal hysterectomy. She has a history of infertility after suffering an ectopic pregnancy that affected her fallopian tubes. Without the planned treatment, she is at risk of further complications including advanced cervical cancer. Komugisha is a mother of one child who is now in the seventh grade. She tends to her farm, planting maize, beans, and potatoes for family consumption and often selling the surplus to supplement her husband's income. Her husband works in a saloon and they together have three children, with two being step-children. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Komugisha's surgery. On October 6th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Komugisha will finally be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Komugisha shared: “I hope that once I have undergone my surgery, I will regain my health once again and will be able to resume farming after a complete recovery.”

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