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International Midwife Assistance, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support

Mission: International Midwife Assistance (IMA) is a nonprofit organization improving the standard of maternal and infant care in developing nations. We place midwives and other healthcare professionals in hospitals, clinics and homes to provide care. We also train midwives and other healthcare workers and deliver medical supplies, medications, and teaching aids to the supported clinics.

Geographic areas served: Africa, Asia, Carribean, Uganda, Afghanistan, Haiti

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I appreciate how IMA operate because it doesn't segregate people in terms of race, religion or any other means of stratification. It is rather basing its services on the NEEDS!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA because it absorbs the most experienced retired experts to be close to the new lots of staff recruited at work in Teso safe motherhood project which has provided "living libraries" for reference.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA for the partnership it created with other organisations which led Teso safe motherhood project staff receive free training on various aspects of health. This has boosted our skills in management of clients

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am imprest with IMA because it encourages self reliance and sustainability of most of the projects it operates as it empowers the community to take self initiatives

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA is such a wonderful organisation that maintains the working conditions of employees. Protective gears are in place and employees as well as clients served are not exposed to hazards. Employees get paid in time and there has not been any complaint or legal issues in this matter

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA because the ambulances are 24hrs on stand by hence in case of need to transfer a client there is no delay. Also more than one ambulance is in the facility.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA, its clinic Teso safe motherhood project is the cleanliest and all instruments used for procedures are sterilized. This has enabled births to be safe

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA for the great CMEs that it has assisted the staff with. It has also helped us attend conferences to uphold our professional skills

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I thank IMA for their generosity. They have assisted clients meet their needs. The laboratory is well stocked to do routine tests

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am amazed about the family spirit that IMA has taught us to exhibit at work place. It has inspired us to share one another's burdens

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA has helped the rural communities of teso improve the maternal lifelihoods and transportation of mothers to a maternity centre long live IMA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since 2008, IMA has done tremendous work in Teso _Uganda in rural communities with mobilization of communities on health matters, family planning, cancer screening. Long live IMA!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA has helped link Teso safe motherhood project to the regional referral hospital for emergency obstetric care, It has helped HIV exposed babies

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA has done a lot honestly; it has created awareness among communities about prevention of maternal and infant mortality, Improved maternal nutrition by giving food supplements to mothers attending prenatal care, helped demystify issues concerning family planning etc

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA has done so may things especially in reducing births attended by non skilled professionals through the "BAJAJ" program, capacity building among staff e.g. Helping babies breath and general maternal health

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In Uganda women and children's rights continue to be violated with high maternal mortality ratio, high numbers of obstetric fistula, high stillbirths, neonatal mortality. The most vulnerable are those who live in the rural communities. The Teso sub region has had significant share of turmoil in the years of Uganda's post Independence era making people here very vulnerable. The support from International Midwifes Association has significantly prevented dehumanizing conditions such as obstetric fistula, even among teenagers where many agree is common. Among the mothers supported, helped eliminate maternal deaths and deminish stillbirths. IMA thank you, and may your works continue to give hope.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA's work is truly both spectacular and very basic. Training local midwives and nurses and other health care personnel to provide compassionate and thorough health care during the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods has a huge impact on the lives of women and their families in the Soroti district of Uganda - one of the poorest districts in the country. IMA's work provides a model example of how other programs can provide community oriented primary care.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA as a savior to many mothers and babies in less privileged communities those have less access to basic care .
and all the service given from the clinic are 100% free and even there has exchange known ledge from volunteer to the clinic
long live IMA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA is a living testimony as a savior to the lives of many mothers in the less privileged communities in Teso-Uganda. Through a Teso safe motherhood project, many mothers have been assisted by IMA to access free prenatal care, clean and safe births, postpartum care, family planning, cancer screening, immunization, HIV counselling and testing, Health talks, outreach clinics, free transport to birth centre, lab services etc. Its unusual in our setting to find facilities offering 100% free services!

IMA has also supported the staff exchange knowledge and experiences with other expert volunteers from other countries like USA, Canada, UK etc

Long live IMA.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

IMA a charitable organization (serving the poor)
Charity is rare among many but it’s amazing that IMA bears all the qualities of charity!
At Teso Safe Motherhood Project (TSMP) – where the poor run to for the basic need of life health, they get everything they need for their health to the scope of the unit. They receive health talks, counseling and testing for HIV, antenatal care, clean and safe delivery, postnatal care, prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV family planning, Immunization, food, mosquito nets, baby towels, caps , doles for children, free referral services by ambulance, the needy in hard to reach areas are helped on outreach program weekly. IMA meets all those bills.
NB: Because of the above the needy never wish to be even referred elsewhere- some cry.
The staff at TSMP is motivated by IMA in many aspects in order to make sure its dream comes true.
1. Staff receives their gross salary free of taxation (IMA) pays the taxes to the government.
2. Staff receives their salaries promptly 25th or earlier each month.
3. Support supervision with mentorship by the IMA volunteers.
4. Staff gets supplies of all they need to deliver quality care to the patient. These are things that are lacking in our area, TSMP is unusual.
I praise the work IMA does as Angels of mercy/ shield for the poor/ mother of destitute/chance for the poor to smile and laugh/surrogate and…………………….
I work with TSMP as a comprehensive nurse

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

International Midwife Assistance is incredibly effective. IMA focuses on the project on the ground. Most all the resources go to supporting the clinic in Uganda and how to do the job better and better. The work is very direct, support moves quickly from the donors to the very needy people who are served. Also, participation by the locals in management of the project is critical. The people express their needs and priorities rather than being told by the organization what they need. Local buy-in makes the difference, the projects are shaped by the communities they serve, so that real sustainable change happens. Many women's lives are saved, and many women gain control of their fertility, through IMA's work.