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Top Fundraisers

  Name Total
1. Andrew Williamson $3383.00
2. Beulah Phillpot $3252.00
3. Tracey Thomas-Falconar $1813.27
4. Bonnie McIlmoyl $1590.00
5. Doug Klassen $1350.00

Top Teams

  Team Name Total
1. Kildonan - East Collegiate $43550.25
2. The Williamson Team $20193.00
3. Anarres Natural Health $8758.21
4. Klaassen / McIlmoyl $6390.00
5. Winnipeg for Water $2943.00

Safe Motherhood in Tanzania

The Need

70% of women in rural Tanzania give birth at home without skilled care or sterile birth supplies causing unnecessarily high rates of death among mothers and babies. Women in the Bunda District, located in Mara Region of northwest Tanzania, face significant challenges in their right to access safe deliveries and care for their babies.  

The district ranks among the lowest in mainland Tanzania in terms of the number of pregnant women accessing skilled attendance during delivery; 31% compared with the 50% national average.

The Bunda Health Department estimates the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) to be 132 deaths per 100,000 births. In Canada for example the MMR is about 6. However, the Bunda fgure does not capture the deaths that occur from the high number of home deliveries.  The true MMR for Bunda District is believed to be drastically higher than reported.

Project

The Safe Motherhood project aims to increase the number of safe deliveries and reduce the mortality rates in Bunda District by:

  • Increasing the number  and quality of assisted deliveries in health clinics
  • Improving the pre and post natal care of mother and babies
  • Improving the safety of home births
  • Improving the umbrella of care across the district
  • The project will strengthen Bunda’s community-based system of care for mothers and their babies by:
  • Training medical staff at the 40 local health clinics 
  • Training 224 Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) to increase skills on maternal and newborn care
  • Enable TBA visits to all 43,000 households with expectant mothers to increase assisted deliveries in clinics and  pre and post natal visits, develop birth and nutrition plans,  and screen for breast cancer 
  • Provide TBAs with 200 birth kits to ensure safe home births (aprons, gloves, gauze,  razor blades, soap/antiseptic solution)

Start Your Own Campaign

$2000:            Bring the Safe Motherhood program to an entire village, 500 households

$325:              Train and equip a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) who will reach 200 households

The Result

In rural Africa, the safest birth is attended and takes place in a qualified health facility. Your campaign will help us increase the number of births in safe settings by building an umbrella of pre and post natal care for mothers and their new babies.

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42%
Goal: $25000.00
Raised: $10620.00 (42%)

Donors

Judith Curnew
$500.00

Tony Rogge
$200.00

Generous Donor
$1000.00

Katherine Davis
$100.00

Kathy Andrew
$25.00

John Rogge
$100.00

Heather Paterson
$25.00

Tracy Maxwell
$125.00

Derek Rogge
$250.00

Brandy Usick
$50.00

Bonnie Hallman
$75.00

Badili Mtizamo
$1605.00

bev bisschops
$25.00

Jae Kim
$500.00

Gale Kelly
$125.00

Colin Loudon
$200.00

Dusanka Pavlica
$20.00

Dan Jakubowicz
$150.00

Karen Sargeant
$100.00

Sarah Nathanson
$100.00

Glen Shipp
$125.00

Anita Joshi
$25.00

Wayne McIlmoyl
$500.00

Wendy Kady
$100.00

Lorena Breda
$100.00

Paul Milne
$100.00

Brad McIlmoyl
$200.00

Paul Scholz
$100.00

Dena Gigliotti
$25.00

Generous Donor
$300.00

Zemede Russom
$20.00

Kevin O'Brien
$50.00

Daniel McIlmoyl
$50.00

Eric Carmona
$100.00

Karl Bjurstrom
$50.00

Anthony DeCristofaro
$125.00

James McRae
$100.00

Jim Harbell
$250.00

robert fitzpatrick
$150.00

Peter & Lucienne Weeks
$200.00

Cognition LLP
$300.00

Tasha Goh
$25.00

Ian Putnam
$500.00

Andrew Williamson
$500.00

Peter Graham
$100.00

Tony Rogge
$50.00

john rogge
$100.00

john rogge
$100.00

Derek Rogge
$250.00

Scott Jarosiewicz
$25.00

Dr Marc Blayney Med Prof Corporation
$500.00

Michael Selci
$100.00

Rosanne Selci
$30.00

Leora Strand
$20.00

Julie Prenovault
$75.00