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Success! Tibasiima from Uganda raised $26 to fund a healthy delivery.

  • $26 raised, $0 to go
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Tibasiima's treatment was fully funded on May 29, 2020.

Photo of Tibasiima post-operation

June 26, 2020

Tibasiima underwent a healthy delivery.

Tibasiima had a safe delivery of a baby boy weighing 3.6 kgs. Tibasiima and her baby boy are in good health condition and Tibasiima plans to continue with small scale farming along with her husband. Farming is their major source of food and income, helping them to sustain their family. She shared that without farming, their big family may struggle to survive.

Tibasiima says, “God sent us to Rushoroza Hospital. We were very lucky, we walked to Rushoroza Hospital because we had no transport means. Thanks to Watsi for we had no way out. We shall take good care of our child through farming.”

Tibasiima had a safe delivery of a baby boy weighing 3.6 kgs. Tibasiima and her baby boy are in good health condition and Tibasiima plans to...

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May 28, 2020

Tibasiima shared, “We thank the WATSI program and Rushoroza Hospital for considering our request for assistance. We promise to take good care of our child we are expecting through hard work.”

Tibasiima is a mother of seven, but this is her ninth pregnancy. She arrived at Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital on 25th May 2020 at 1700 hours after feeling minor pains from home which started 12 hours before her arrival. On assessment by the midwife, she was presented with breech presentation, longitudinal lie and labor pains were increasing in intensity, frequency and strength, but she had good signs of having a normal delivery.

Tibasiima has never gone to school and can neither read nor write. She is a small-scale farmer along with her husband. They grow a variety of crops such as beans, sorghum, potatoes, and maize. Agriculture is the major source of their income for survival.

They own a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is 19 years old and dropped out of school from secondary school class three, the second born is 18 years old and stopped from primary school class five. The third born is 14 years old and dropped out of primary school class five. The fourth born is 12 years old and dropped out of primary school class four. The fifth born is 10 years old and in primary school class two. Their family lost their sixth born at 2 years old. Their seventh born is 5 years old and in primary school class one, while the last born is just 3 years old and hasn’t started school. Tibasiima and her husband have a lot on their shoulders and a chance to be considered for financial support is a major relief.

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Tibasiima's Timeline

  • May 25, 2020

    Tibasiima received treatment at Rushoroza Hospital 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.

  • May 28, 2020

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

  • May 29, 2020

    Tibasiima's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 29, 2020

    Tibasiima's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 26, 2020

    Tibasiima's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Labor and Delivery
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $26 for Tibasiima's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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