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INTERNATIONAL MIDWIFE ASSISTANCE INC's Fundraiser:

Safe Motherhood

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THE STORY:

According to the United Nations, maternal mortality in developing regions is still 15 times higher than in developed regions. The rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 500 deaths per 100,000 births, with a rate of 438 in Uganda. A woman should not have to lose her life to bring a new one into this world. This suffering is preventable with low-cost, feasible interventions.

The Solution

Through the work of International Midwife Assistance (IMA) at the Teso Safe Motherhood Project (TSMP) in Soroti, Uganda, maternal mortality is at 0. Yes zero. Motherhood is safe at TSMP due to a few simple, cost-effective strategies:

  • Compassionate care provided at every birth. Trained midwives and an obstetrician provide skilled medical care during births, ensuring the presence of a skilled attendant. It is through modern midwifery ethics of fostering a relationship of mutual trust that women choose to deliver at TSMP;
  • Comprehensive pre-natal care including regular pre-natal exams, anemia, malaria and HIV testing, mosquito nets and protein-rich food distribution;
  • Family planning education and direct services, including all the modern methods, to prevent unwanted pregnancies and provide appropriate spacing between children; and
  • Free transportation to the maternity clinic for laboring women, removing one of the primary barriers for giving birth with a skilled attendant.

Safe motherhood is possible. Join us in making it a reality.

About IMA

International Midwife Assistance is a charitable, 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization that saves the lives of women and infants. IMA works with local populations to create sustainable programs that lower maternal and infant mortality in communities experiencing health care crises. Currently, IMA is partnering with the Teso Safe Motherhood Project in Soroti, Uganda.

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To This Fundraiser

$11,399

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily Fitzsimmons

    $100

  • CrowdRise

    $10

  • Jody Shevins

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pat Hopkins CNM

    $100

  • Blair Young

    $25

  • Mary Lee Fitzsimmons

    $100

  • jessica

    $25

  • Nancy aka Mom aka Goggy

    $60

  • Nancy Hemesath

    $50

  • CP

    $25

  • Sara Romatz

    $15

  • Molly Fogarty

    $100

  • Poppe

    $500

  • Nila Fessler

    $50

  • Emiliano & Shannon Lerda

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • cindy gage

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gayle and Jonathan

    $250

  • Marjorie Fitzsimmons

    $100

  • Daniel Shaul

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tim and Amy Barnett

    $25

  • j morton

    $25

  • Janet F Quinn

    $100

  • Holly Stevens

    $100

  • The Burelles

    $1,500

  • Merry Witty

    $25

  • Meg Ryan

    $50

  • Marilyn Bouldin

    $50

  • Meg Meyer

    $25

  • Ritesh

    $50

  • Michele and Buck Tyler

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Andee Rubin

    $25

  • Lynne Barnett

    $25

  • Matt Niksick

    $50

  • Colin and Yvonne Barnett

    $100

  • Nancy & Justin Sholin

    $35

  • Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso

    $100

  • Janet Chandler "Anny"

    $25

  • Jessica Stamen

     

  • Suzy Allen

     

  • Jennifer Barr

    $250

  • Sabine Schaffner

    $50

  • Liz and Dan Beckley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sarah Daley

     

  • James L. Barr

    $100

  • Gabrielle Alahouzos

    $40

  • Lindsey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Donna Sueper

    $100

  • Eric and Marisa

    $50

  • Pam Chandler

    $50

  • kim latterell

    $25

  • Deborah Silver

     

  • Valerie Hobbs

    $100

  • Cate Fitt

     

  • Marion Toepke McLean

    $35

  • Arbor and Atlin Frederick

    $408

  • Tom Palaia

    $50

  • Olivia, Savannah & Claudia Nelsen

    $1,000

  • Kacey & Joe Lempka

    $100

  • Devon Evans

    $100

  • Bill & Peggy Kelsey

    $301

  • Laura and Edward Medina

    $100

  • Kevin and Patricia Hartnett

    $35

  • Pat Calhoun

    $500

  • Indea Leo & Jared Lovenduski

    $25

  • Audrey Sheridan

     

  • Karen Robinson

    $75

  • Lesley May Arbour

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Adrienne and Aaron

     

  • Claudia Wyrick

    $500

  • ArizonaMidwife.com Alicia Witt

     

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114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,399 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

INTERNATIONAL MIDWIFE ASSISTANCE IN...

Amount Raised

$7,524

 

75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Emily Fitzsimmons

Amount Raised

$2,715

 

109% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Jennifer Barr

Amount Raised

$925

 

37% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Blair Young

Amount Raised

$225

 

45% Raised of $500 Goal

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ArizonaMidwife.com Alicia Witt

Amount Raised

$10

 

20% Raised of $50 Goal

Donor Comments

Claudia Wyrick

Claudia Wyrick

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Adrienne and Aaron

Adrienne and Aaron

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Lesley May Arbour

Lesley May Arbour

DONATION: $25

Susan Elizabeth Arbour 4 years ago

Karen Robinson

Karen Robinson

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Audrey Sheridan

Audrey Sheridan

4 years ago

Indea Leo & Jared Lovenduski

Indea Leo & Jared Lovenduski

DONATION: $25

In thanks for a safe home birth with Jennifer Braun on June 25, 2010 and in gratitude for our beautiful daughter Violet Prim Lovenduski. 4 years ago

Pat Calhoun

Pat Calhoun

DONATION: $500

Tribute to my Mom, Sue Polden! At 91 years old, you are a amazing Mom! 4 years ago

Kevin and Patricia Hartnett

Kevin and Patricia Hartnett

DONATION: $35

4 years ago