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Tukwasibwe is a teacher and farmer from Uganda who needs $252 to fund a safe Caesarean section.

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July 5, 2021

Tukwasibwe is a 33-year-old pregnant mother of two children. She teaches and she also works as a farmer, primarily growing beans, potatoes, and maize for home consumption. Her husband works as a hawker, and her family lives in a rental house.

When Tukwasibwe visited our medical partner’s care center, her doctor recommended that she deliver her baby via C-Section. She has two previous deliveries this way due to birthing needs and a C-Section will reduce the risk of uterine rupture during this delivery. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Tukwasibwe to receive medical care. On July 6th, she will deliver her baby via C-Section, and now, AMH is requesting $252 to fund her procedure.

Tukwasibwe shared, “I really ask for your support for the success of my surgery because I consider this child to be precious to me as I had two miscarriages previously which had made me lose hope.”

Tukwasibwe is a 33-year-old pregnant mother of two children. She teaches and she also works as a farmer, primarily growing beans, potatoes, ...

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Tukwasibwe's Timeline

  • July 5, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tukwasibwe was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tukwasibwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tukwasibwe received treatment at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale 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.

  • August 20, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tukwasibwe's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tukwasibwe is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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

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