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PIH Engage Fordham: We Will Deliver!

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BENEFITING: Partners In Health

ORGANIZER: Samantha

EVENT: We Will Deliver!

Katie Dixon

THE STORY:

Hi there!

You're probably on this page because you heard about this page from either myself or a mutual friend. Let me tell you about this fundraiser and why it is so important to me, personally.

Partners in Health in general is a large NGO that builds self-sufficient health care systems in developing countries. We believe that health is a human right. This year we are concentrating on the issue of maternal and child health, and with that, we are running this month-long campaign called "We Will Deliver" (Get it? Like delivering babies?). This campaign is focusing specifically on funding the Pleebo Health Center in Maryland County, Liberia. This county, and Liberia as a whole, is in dire need of help.

When PIH arrived a few years back, Liberia was just devastated by the Ebola outbreak. The maternal mortality rate rose from 700 deaths per 100,000 births to 1,072 deaths per 100,000 births during and post the Ebola Crisis. The No-Touch Policy had just been lifted, and this subsequently caused a baby boom in the country. The wrecked health care system in Liberia could not handle it. Since then, PIH has built a new health care center in Maryland County called Pleebo Health Center, where women can give birth safely. But this center still needs work. The baby boom has put pressure on the center and women are now forced to share the three postpartum beds the center has or rest on mattresses on the floor just hours after giving birth. The center serves 160,000 people and three beds are not enough. PIH is looking to raise enough money for five more postpartum beds and three delivery beds. This will hopefully encourage more facility based deliveries. We expect to see 30,000 facility based births over the next five years. This is where your donations help.

This campaign specifically is close my heart because I want to do something with women's health when I graduate. In fact, my career goal is to become a Certified Nurse Midwife. So when I heard about PIH's goal to fund a health center in Liberia so women can have safe deliveries, I wanted to help out as much as I can. I am so passionate about this topic, and I hope that you share this desire to help. 

With just a small donation, you will make a huge difference. The money goes directly to PIH's efforts. $10 pays for a bed net and a course of malaria prophylaxis for a family in need. $15 covers the cost of a Mama Baby kit, which gives mothers baby clothes and diapers to encourage safe facility based births. $30 pays for supplements to treat severe malnutrition for one person for one year. $100 allows 100 pregnant women to be screened to HIV. Any contribution helps tremendously, and I hope you take this into consideration. Thank you!

$525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Felicia & Tom Dixon

     

  • Joey Dixon

     

  • Dad

    $100

  • Grammy

     

  • Aunt Ellie and Uncle Joe

    $50

  • Kevin O'Connor

    $20

  • Liz Vasile

    $25

  • Daniel Dixon

    $25

  • Mimi and the Whitlocks

    $100

  • Lappin family, Durivage family, and Nani

    $75

  • The Reiffs

    $50

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105% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $3,102 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Levano

Amount Raised

$1,105

 

37% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Dixon

Amount Raised

$525

 

105% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire Bailey

Amount Raised

$260

 

87% Raised of $300 Goal

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Alexis Notarianni

Amount Raised

$210

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Casey Grittner

Amount Raised

$200

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Lara St. Clair

Amount Raised

$197

 

49% Raised of $400 Goal

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Meghan O'Keefe

Amount Raised

$150

 

50% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Alicea

Amount Raised

$150

 

50% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

The Reiffs

The Reiffs

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lappin family, Durivage family, and Nani

Lappin family, Durivage family, and Nani

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Mimi and the Whitlocks

Mimi and the Whitlocks

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Daniel Dixon

Daniel Dixon

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Liz Vasile

Liz Vasile

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kevin O'Connor

Kevin O'Connor

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Aunt Ellie and Uncle Joe

Aunt Ellie and Uncle Joe

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Grammy

Grammy

Hope you reach your goal.these people need help! 2 years ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Joey Dixon

Joey Dixon

2 years ago