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Success! Moreen from Uganda raised $241 to fund a safe delivery.

Moreen
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  • $241 raised, $0 to go
$241
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Moreen's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Moreen post-operation

March 8, 2017

Moreen safely delivered her baby.

Moreen safely delivered a healthy baby boy! She was able to deliver naturally and did not need a C-section. She has named her new child Akatwijuka. She is now back home and is learning how to take care of her baby from her own mother.

“We are so grateful for this help,” says Moreen’s mother. “Our family is very poor and having a hospital delivery was beyond our means.”

Moreen safely delivered a healthy baby boy! She was able to deliver naturally and did not need a C-section. She has named her new child Akat...

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January 30, 2017

Moreen is a 14-year-old expectant mother from rural Uganda. Moreen is married to Justus, and they are expecting their first child. Moreen and her husband are small farmers who grow cassava and beans. Her husband also picks tea. In her free time, Moreen likes to jump rope with children in the community and listen to music over the radio.

Because she is young, Moreen’s doctors consider her pregnancy to be high-risk. They recommend that she receive medical attention before, during, and after labor to ensure a safe delivery. On January 30, she will begin to receive supplements and attend antenatal checkups and health education classes. She will deliver her baby in the hospital, and she will undergo a C-section if necessary. After birth, Moreen and her baby will be monitored by the hospital staff.

Moreen has subsidized her payment by $8. Our medical partner, The Kellermann Foundation, is requesting an additional $241 to fund her care. The requested $241 pays for antenatal visits, lab tests, medication, and three nights of hospital stay.

Moreen hopes to nurse her baby and send the baby to school.

Moreen’s mother-in-law says, “I thank the people that are supporting and donating.”

Moreen is a 14-year-old expectant mother from rural Uganda. Moreen is married to Justus, and they are expecting their first child. Moreen an...

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Moreen's Timeline

  • January 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Moreen was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • January 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Moreen received treatment at Bwindi Community 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.

  • February 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moreen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 8, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Moreen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Moreen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
High-Risk Pregnancy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $241 for Moreen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$176
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$39
Other
$17

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