international midwife assistance, inc
May 31, 2010
The very simple fact is that this charity saves many, many lives yearly. Once a week the entire staff (minus the midwife who stays behind) travels to do outreach in areas where the displaced people are waiting in the hundreds to obtain aid. This team of medical workers take laboratory specialists and pharmacy supplies in order to fully be able to address the needs of the very ill. Often, upon arrival, my first thought was (and I heard this echoed by the other staff) "if we hadn't come today that child (man, woman) would have died."
The daily operations also include the giving of food and counseling, which is so crucial in Uganda. The treatment and testing of Malaria and the open doors for laboring women at any time of day or night means many people can obtain help without having to worry about the expense and dirty conditions of local hospitals.
The only thing missing for this clinic is reliable transportation and the ability to obtain certain medications - both of which would help more lives be saved.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing how midwives are so important to their community, especially when teamed with a doctor and laboratory/pharmacy.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
how incredibly organized and well thought out the entire structure of the organization is - the board members really care.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Medical workers and volunteers from other parts of the world. All incredibly kind people.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
populate the empty clinics that are in places where the displaced people of uganda need them the most. It would have emergency vehicles for transportation (always important, especially with birthing women) and it would educate a population.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & I spent time in Soroti at the incredible clinic helping the staff with projects and ideas as well as continuing the incredible job that Jennifer started of reaching out to local community members and other organizations.