G-2009

Safe Deliveries

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Financing

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History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar

Total Budget: $106,300

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

Already Donated:

$1,300

Still Needed:

$8,700

The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!

Sterile drapes are essential to prevent infections during caesarean sections. Clean towels are necessary to dry the baby immediately after birth to prevent hypothermia. Clean gowns are needed to promote skin-to-skin warming between mother and baby. If these materials are not readily available, mothers and babies die.

These preventable tragedies have occurred at University of Gondar Hospital in Ethiopia because sterilizing equipment at the hospital cannot supply the demand for clean sterile supplies and linens for the nearly 10,000 mothers and babies delivered at the hospital each year.

Obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses and midwives at the University of Gondar Hospital have worked hard to apply the knowledge and skills in life-saving newborn care learned through the VTT project Saving Babies Lives in Ethiopia (GG1525173). A major barrier to fully implementing these techniques have been the shortage of clean and sterile supplies for the obstetric and neonatal wards at the hospital. The current hospital laundry system simply cannot keep up with the demand.

To meet this urgent need the medical team, working with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club, propose a grant to purchase heavy duty preparation and sterilization equipment dedicated to the Obstetric and Neonatal wards of the University of Gondar Hospital. This will be a collaborative effort with the University of Gondar, who will build the room for the equipment, train and supply staff to run the facility, and provide biomedical technicians to maintain and repair the new equipment. Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club will oversee the purchase and installation of this vital equipment, as well as the training of personnel to run and maintain it.

Providing this essential equipment will guarantee that no mother or baby at the University of Gondar Hospital will die unnecessarily because sterile supplies were not readily available for every birth.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Abiyot Tegegne

Email: abilo866@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Karin Davies

Email: karindavies830@yahoo.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Matching Grants Website DAF Donations

Name

Date

Status

Amount

Kathryn Johnson

1-May-19

Collected

$100

Cheryl Burian-Baldwin

2-May-19

Collected

$100

Elizabeth Lancaster

2-May-19

Collected

$200

Catalina Preskill

3-May-19

Collected

$100

Cynthia Lane

3-May-19

Collected

$200

Ann McGowan-Tuskes

10-May-19

Collected

$100

Elisa Imonti

12-May-19

Collected

$500

Collected

$1,300

-

$1,300

Del Mar (5340)

9-May-19

$4,000

$4,000

$8,000

Gondar Fasiledes (9212)

11-May-19

$100

$100

$200

Valley Center (5340)

1-Aug-19

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Kearny Mesa San Diego (5340)

1-Aug-19

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

District 5580 DDF

15-Aug-19

-

$10,000

$10,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$12,700

$34,100

$46,800

Total

$106,300

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

29-Apr-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

29-Apr-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Karin and Jim Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

29-Apr-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Patricia Bromberger of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

1-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Kathryn Johnson through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

2-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Cheryl Burian-Baldwin through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

2-May-19

by Elizabeth Lancaster

System Entry: Pledge of $200 by Elizabeth Lancaster through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

3-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Catalina Preskill through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

3-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $200 by Cynthia Lane through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

9-May-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $4,000 with $4,000 DDF by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

10-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Ann McGowan-Tuskes through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

11-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Abiyot Admassu of the Rotary Club of Gondar Fasiledes, District 9212.

12-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Elisa Imonti through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

24-May-19

by Camille Newbern

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Camille Newbern of the Rotary Club of San Diego, District 5340.

18-Jul-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $2,850 by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

Cash contributions applied to match DDF from Valley Center Rotary Club from Karin and Jim Davies, $5150, Patricia Bromberger, $2000, Del Mar Sunset Soiree, $2850.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

Cash contributions transferred to Kearny Mesa San Diego Rotary Club DDF match: $3000 from Rotary Club of San Diego, $4,000 added from friends and family, $1,700 from Karin and Jim Davies. DAF $1,300 also applied. Equals $10,000.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Diane Arnold of the Rotary Club of Valley Center, District 5340.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Alex Hu of the Rotary Club of Kearny Mesa San Diego, District 5340.

15-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Herb Schmidt of District 5580.

15-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

9-Sep-19

by Janice Kurth

D5340 approved a total of $24,000 of DDF for this grant today.

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