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Success! Komujuni from Uganda raised $207 to fund a Caesarean section.

Komujuni
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Komujuni's treatment was fully funded on May 28, 2021.

Photo of Komujuni post-operation

June 21, 2021

Komujuni underwent a Caesarean section to deliver a healthy baby girl.

Komujuni had a C-section due to a breech presentation of her baby. She welcomed a baby girl! Komujuni and her daughter are both in good health and are doing well.

After full recovery, Komujuni hopes to resume her job search in the tourism industry to help provide support for her family. Komujuni says, “My husband and I could not afford the surgery charges; I thank the Watsi program for the financial support. May you live longer under God’s protection.”

Komujuni had a C-section due to a breech presentation of her baby. She welcomed a baby girl! Komujuni and her daughter are both in good heal...

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May 17, 2021

Komujuni is a 24-year-old homemaker. She completed secondary school and received a certificate in tourism but has not been able to use her degree yet. Her husband is an electrician who recently started his new job and she shared that he currently earns little income. She and her husband have a four-year-old child, and Komujuni is pregnant with their second child. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

On May 17th, Komujuni visited our medical partner’s care center for examination after experiencing some mild pain at home. A C-section was recommended for safe delivery because her baby is post-term and in a breech position. If Komujuni does not deliver her baby through C-section, she could rupture her uterus and the health of both mother and baby would be at risk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Komujuni undergo a C-section on May 18th. Now, Komujuni needs help to fund this $207 procedure.

Komujuni shared, “I hope and pray for a successful surgery. I plan to continue searching for a job of my profession in order to assist my husband in supporting our family.”

Komujuni is a 24-year-old homemaker. She completed secondary school and received a certificate in tourism but has not been able to use her d...

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Komujuni's Timeline

  • May 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Komujuni 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 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Komujuni's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Komujuni's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Komujuni's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Caesarean section (C-Section)
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $207 for Komujuni's treatment
Hospital Fees
$119
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$17
Supplies
$36
Labs
$25
Other
$10
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The symptoms depend on the particular condition that is being indicative of the c-section. Usually the doctor schedules a c-section because she anticipates complications closer to the time of labor. A common reason for c-section is a previous c-section, which can make a vaginal birth more difficult. The previous c-section may have been performed as an emergency, for fetal distress, if the mother's pelvis is too small, or if there was a previous or current complication of pregnancy. A more complete set of indications for a c-section includes: 1. Breech presentation- position in which the feet or buttocks appear first during birth 2. Diabetes in childbirth/Gestational diabetes - in pregnant women who have never had diabetes before caused by improper insulin responses, can lead to macrosomia (large baby) and making vaginal birth difficult. 3. Ectopic pregnancy - a pregnancy in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube 4. History of molar/ectopic pregnancy- previous pregnancy(cies) in which the fetus develops outside the uterus, typically in a fallopian tube. 5. History of pre-term labor - Previous regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. 6. Multiple gestation - carrying two or more fetuses simultaneously. 7. Oligohydramnios - a condition in which not enough amniotic fluid, which surrounds the fetus, is produced. 8. Pre-eclampsia - high blood pressure in pregnancy characterized sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria (abnormal quantities of protein in the urine). 9. Pre-term labor - regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. 10. Rupture of uterus before labor - A full thickness disruption of the uterine wall before labor resulting in life threatening maternal and fetal compromise. 11. Rupture of uterus during labor- A full thickness disruption of the uterine wall during labor resulting in life threatening maternal and fetal compromise. 12. Suspicion of chorioamnionitis - intra amniotic infection. Typically results from bacteria ascending into the uterus from the vagina and is most often associated with prolonged labor. 13. Suspicion of cord compression - obstruction of blood flow through the umbilical cord secondary to pressure from an external object or misalignment of the cord itself. 14. Suspicion of morphological/functional placental abnormality - abnormal structure (as with twinning) and functioning of the placenta. Other abnormalities of placenta are degree or site of inplantation and mechanical abnormalities. 15. Suspicion of other membrane abnormality. 16. Suspicion of other umbilical cord condition - the cord that connects the fetus to the placenta during gestation. It could be infected or have another condition. 17. Suspicion of placenta previa - A condition in which the placenta partially or wholly blocks the neck of the uterus, thus interfering with normal delivery of the baby. 18. Suspicion of placental separation/hemorrhage - a pregnancy complication where placental lining has separated from the uterus of the mother prior to delivery. It is the most common pathological cause of late pregnancy bleeding. 19. Suspicion of placental transfusion syndromes - a disease of the placenta or afterbirth that affects identical twins or higher multiple gestations pregnancies who share a common monochorionic placenta. Causes disproportionate blood supply resulting in high morbidity and mortality. 20. Suspicion of prolapsed cord - umbilical cord prolapse is where the umbilical cord comes out of the uterus before the baby's head and can cause still birth as it cuts off blood flow and oxygen to the baby. 21. Suspicion of unspecified membrane abnormality. 22. Unspecified high risk pregnancy - when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby or both. Example maternal age, medical conditions that exist before pregnancy or occur during pregnancy. 23. Unspecified obstetric trauma - injuries suffered by women during delivery, usually refers to perineal lacerations/ tears- the perineum separates the vagina from the anus.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Puts the mother's and baby's health and survival at risk.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

In low and middle income countries, large sectors of the population lack access to basic obstetric care. Therefore, maternal mortality continues to be high. According to WHO, every year in the world, there is an additional need for 0.8-3.2 million c-sections in low income countries where 60% of the world's births occur.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Please refer to the AMHF treatment process document.

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 vesico-vaginal fistulae (VVF).

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Elective c-sections are considered relatively safe. But it does pose a higher risk of some complications than does a vaginal delivery. Example: a longer recovery time needed, heavy blood loss, infection, blood clots in the legs or lungs, bowel problems, fetal injury: placenta complications, breaking open of the incision or scar. However, when a c-section is truly needed, the procedure is life saving.

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 perform a c-section.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Trials of vaginal delivery can be tried in some women but for many expectant mothers an elective c-section is planned because the doctor deems a trial of vaginal delivery unsafe or even impossible.

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Prince

Prince is a 5-year-old and the youngest of three children. His father works at a construction site to help provide income for his family. In early February, Prince was on the school bus when the bus ran into a nearby shop. Prince was trapped between seats and became injured. He was rushed to a nearby health facility for first aid and underwent surgery. Two weeks later, he was referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital for review. Prince then underwent a debridement and skin graft procedure in mid-February. Currently, Prince cannot walk and attend school, which is affecting his ability to move up in grades this year. Prince’s first two surgeries were paid for using his parent’s medical coverage, but the medical insurer turned down the current request for the surgery Prince needs to heal. Prince’s family shared that their trips to the hospital have exhausted their savings. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Prince receive treatment. On May 25th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure. This surgery will address any risks of infection so that Prince’s leg can heal and he can walk again and resume his studies. AMH is requesting $1,185 to help to fund this procedure. Prince’s father said, “Prince has missed school since February. He was supposed to graduate to grade one, but due to the injuries, he did not. He needs this surgery so that he can be able to walk again.”

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