My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Midwife Assistance, Inc, Boulder, CO, USA
It was indeed a priveledge to have been a volunteer of the Teso Safe Motherhood Project, in Soroti, Uganda for 2 months at the end of 2008. I was to oversee this very well run clinic, with its very dedicated, and competent team of 15 Ugandan employees. We delivered professional health care to hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons in the IDP camps, and outlying areas where Malaria, and all nature of other illnesses are rampant. Mostly, though, the clinic gave excellent and a safe birthing experience to the women. My job, also included a project to establish an immunization program for the women and the children of this area. It was most rewarding to work as part of the team to deliver this preventive service. The clinic now provides Medical treatment, prenatal care, 24 hour safe birth experience, testing and treatment for malaria and HIV, disease amd prevention councelling,food distibution, and a pharmacy. Over 30,370 patients were seen in 2009, more than 1/2 were children. It was indeed rewarding to have been part of this worthwhile and sustainable cause.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The remarkable staff who are welcoming, efficient, dedicated and competent. Satisfacion of providing a much needed preventive service to very needy people
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
wonderfully dedicated, competent, and reliable
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
be able to provide competent professional care to many more thousands of Internally Displaced persons throughout Uganda, and perhaps beyond. In this day and age when it is so important to support pregnant women and children, this organization should win
Ways to make it better...
I had allowed myself more time to learn about the culture, and ways to generally improve the health care system.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
the need for more funding in this economy.
One thing I'd also say is that...
This is not a bandage non-profit. It has the potential to be a sustainable service, run by the local people, for the local people, and although well on its way to this, need ongoing support. It is needed to help those rebuild their lives
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