G-3180

Safe Deliveries

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar

Total Budget: $70,750

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health


Sterile drapes and instruments are essential to assure safe deliveries for mothers and babies. When these essential supplies are not available in a timely manner, mothers and babies may die. These preventable tragedies have occurred at the University of Gondar Hospital in Gondar Ethiopia because the demands of the hospital have overwhelmed the laundry and sterilization facilities.

In 2019, The Rotary Club of Del Mar, partnering with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club and The University of Gondar create a Perinatal Laundry and Sterilization facility at the University of Gondar Hospital ( GG2094220 "Safe Deliveries for Mothers and Babies"). The grant purchased a washer, dryer, and autoclave and provided training in use, maintenance, and repair of the equipment.

During the grant, the heating elements on the autoclave failed several times. A root cause analysis determined that the underlying problem was overuse of the machine. The autoclave was doing 13-15 cycles in a 24-hour period, putting undue strain on the equipment.

There has been a tremendous increase in the number of deliveries at the University of Gondar Hospital over the past two years. The number of deliveries has increased 150% , to 15,000 deliveries per year because of displacement due to civil unrest and closing of the outlying health centers. The entire hospital has been inundated with casualties of war.

In exploring options for potential solutions to these problems we have contacted Medical Aid International, an NGO which specializes in procuring medical equipment for low resource areas. MAI assists with project development, procures suitable medical equipment, assists with transportation, and provides training and ongoing support. They also host an online biomedical engineering program to provide training for local biomedical engineers.

We propose a global grant to purchase two supplemental autoclaves to provide increased capacity to handle current and future demand. We will partner with Medical Aid International to procure and install equipment, train personnel to use and maintain equipment, and provide ongoing support once the project is completed. In addition, the grant will provide funding for three University of Gondar Biomedical engineers to complete the online biomedical training course.

It is our hope that in the future there will be sterile linens and instruments for every delivery at Gondar University Hospital, eliminating this as a cause for maternal and neonatal death and disability.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Abiyot Admassu

Email: abilo8@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Karin Davies

Email: karindavies830@yahoo.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means the application has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, and the project is ready for implementation.

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Del Mar (5340)

13-Jul-23

$4,000

$4,000

$8,000

Del Mar (5340)

13-Jul-23

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Del Mar (5340)

13-Jul-23

$2,500

$0

$2,500

Del Mar (5340)

17-Jul-23

$5,000

$0

$5,000

Del Mar (5340)

29-Jul-23

$500

$0

$500

Fallbrook (5340)

21-Aug-23

$5,842

$5,842

$11,684

Del Mar (5340)

25-Aug-23

$16,443

$0

$16,443

The City of Wolverhampton (1210)

1-Nov-23

$300

$1,500

$1,800

District 5580 DDF

4-Dec-23

-

$5,000

$5,000

Leicester (1070)

14-Jan-24

$625

$625

$1,250

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

-

$13,573

$13,573

Total

$70,750

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


[25-Aug-23]
Budget


[13-Jul-23]
Med Aid International


[13-Jul-23]
MedAid Academy


[11-Aug-23]
Project Overview


[11-Aug-23]
Quote 2


[11-Aug-23]
Quote 3


[11-Aug-23]
Sustainability


[13-Jul-23]
Tuttnauer 3870M Sterlizer

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History Log Entries

13-Jul-23

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

13-Jul-23

by Karin Davies

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

13-Jul-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

14-Jul-23

by Karin Davies

RC Del Mar pledged $4,000 cash and $4,000 DDF to G-3180

14-Jul-23

by Karin Davies

Karin Davies pledged $5000 cash to G-3180

14-Jul-23

by Karin Davies

Pat Bromberger pledged $2500 to G-3180

17-Jul-23

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Dan Smargon of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

29-Jul-23

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Jim Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

21-Aug-23

by Tina Langham-Smith

System Entry: Pledge of $5,842 with $5,842 DDF by Tina Langham-Smith of the Rotary Club of Fallbrook, District 5340.

25-Aug-23

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $16,443 by Dugan Lamoise of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

25-Aug-23

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

1-Nov-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

1-Nov-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $300 with $1,500 DDF by Richard Green of the Rotary Club of The City of Wolverhampton, District 1210.

1-Nov-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

4-Dec-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

4-Dec-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 DDF by Blake Crosby of District 5580.

4-Dec-23

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Jan-24

by Karin Davies

The application process for GG2454135 has been initiated. Awaiting authorization before submitting to TRF for approval.

14-Jan-24

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

14-Jan-24

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $625 with $625 DDF by Richard Power of the Rotary Club of Leicester, District 1070.

14-Jan-24

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Jan-24

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.

1-Apr-24

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

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