Gratitude, and the Importance of Wheels

This is a guest post from midwife Danielle Denwood who is now in Atiak for the second time. "In a rural setting such as Atiak, having an ambulance on-site gives us the ability to transport to the hospital in an emergent way when necessary and helps to saves lives. Last week we had two emergency transports, both mothers and babies are healthy and safe. I will tell the story of one of the situations where a quick transport to the hospital was crucial. The mother arrived at the birth center at about 5…Read more

In Her Words: The Birth of Baby Rachel Christine

In Her Words is a series where mothers who give birth with us write and share their birth stories. Sharing today is Atim Dorcus, who traveled from Kampala in January to give birth at our center. The Birth of Baby Rachel Christine By Atim Dorcus Wandering: It took a long walk to arrive at the hospital for antenatal care.  I then had to wait a long time because there were so many mothers waiting for ANC. The  nurses and midwives could only spend a minute or two with you.  They were often aggravated…Read more

It takes a village: 500 donors, $2 each and our ambulance will be sustained.

The Mother Health International birth clinic in Uganda is a safe place for mothers and babies. Join us in achieving good outcomes! In a country where infant mortality is 44/1000, our clinic has a rate of 11/1000. One way that we do this is through offering rides to the clinic for women in labor, and transport services for emergency situations. Ambulance services cost around $1,000 USD per month to sustain. In true village style, we are looking for 500 donors to commit $2 each month. Will you sustain our ambulance and become a…Read more