G-2009

Safe Deliveries

Description

Financing

Documents

Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar

Total Budget: $106,300

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$10,000

Already Donated:

$1,300

Still Needed:

$8,700

The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!

Sterile drapes are essential to prevent infections during caesarean sections. Clean towels are necessary to dry the baby immediately after birth to prevent hypothermia. Clean gowns are needed to promote skin-to-skin warming between mother and baby. If these materials are not readily available, mothers and babies die.

These preventable tragedies have occurred at University of Gondar Hospital in Ethiopia because sterilizing equipment at the hospital cannot supply the demand for clean sterile supplies and linens for the nearly 10,000 mothers and babies delivered at the hospital each year.

Obstetricians, pediatricians, nurses and midwives at the University of Gondar Hospital have worked hard to apply the knowledge and skills in life-saving newborn care learned through the VTT project Saving Babies Lives in Ethiopia (GG1525173). A major barrier to fully implementing these techniques have been the shortage of clean and sterile supplies for the obstetric and neonatal wards at the hospital. The current hospital laundry system simply cannot keep up with the demand.

To meet this urgent need the medical team, working with Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club, propose a grant to purchase heavy duty preparation and sterilization equipment dedicated to the Obstetric and Neonatal wards of the University of Gondar Hospital. This will be a collaborative effort with the University of Gondar, who will build the room for the equipment, train and supply staff to run the facility, and provide biomedical technicians to maintain and repair the new equipment. Gondar Fasiledes Rotary Club will oversee the purchase and installation of this vital equipment, as well as the training of personnel to run and maintain it.

Providing this essential equipment will guarantee that no mother or baby at the University of Gondar Hospital will die unnecessarily because sterile supplies were not readily available for every birth.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Abiyot Tegegne

Email: abilo866@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Karin Davies

Email: karindavies830@yahoo.com

Project Status

Paid
This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #2094220.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Matching Grants Website DAF Donations

Name

Date

Status

Amount

Kathryn Johnson

1-May-19

Paid

$100

Cheryl Burian-Baldwin

2-May-19

Paid

$100

Elizabeth Lancaster

2-May-19

Paid

$200

Catalina Preskill

3-May-19

Paid

$100

Cynthia Lane

3-May-19

Paid

$200

Ann McGowan-Tuskes

10-May-19

Paid

$100

Elisa Imonti

12-May-19

Paid

$500

Paid

$1,300

-

$1,300

Del Mar (5340)

9-May-19

$4,000

$4,000

$8,000

Gondar Fasiledes (9212)

11-May-19

$100

$100

$200

Valley Center (5340)

1-Aug-19

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Kearny Mesa San Diego (5340)

1-Aug-19

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

District 5580 DDF

15-Aug-19

-

$10,000

$10,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$12,700

$34,100

$46,800

Total

$106,300

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

Project Photos

History Log Entries

29-Apr-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

29-Apr-19

by Karin Davies

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

29-Apr-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Patricia Bromberger of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

1-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Kathryn Johnson through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

2-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Cheryl Burian-Baldwin through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

2-May-19

by Elizabeth Lancaster

System Entry: Pledge of $200 by Elizabeth Lancaster through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

3-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Catalina Preskill through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

3-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $200 by Cynthia Lane through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

9-May-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $4,000 with $4,000 DDF by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

10-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Ann McGowan-Tuskes through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

11-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Abiyot Admassu of the Rotary Club of Gondar Fasiledes, District 9212.

12-May-19

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Elisa Imonti through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

24-May-19

by Camille Newbern

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Camille Newbern of the Rotary Club of San Diego, District 5340.

18-Jul-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $2,850 by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

Cash contributions applied to match DDF from Valley Center Rotary Club from Karin and Jim Davies, $5150, Patricia Bromberger, $2000, Del Mar Sunset Soiree, $2850.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

Cash contributions transferred to Kearny Mesa San Diego Rotary Club DDF match: $3000 from Rotary Club of San Diego, $4,000 added from friends and family, $1,700 from Karin and Jim Davies. DAF $1,300 also applied. Equals $10,000.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Diane Arnold of the Rotary Club of Valley Center, District 5340.

1-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Alex Hu of the Rotary Club of Kearny Mesa San Diego, District 5340.

15-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Herb Schmidt of District 5580.

15-Aug-19

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

9-Sep-19

by Janice Kurth

D5340 approved a total of $24,000 of DDF for this grant today.

16-Dec-19

by Karin Davies

The application has been completed and sent to The Rotary Foundation. Currently awaiting authorization by District 9212 Governor and Foundation Chair.

16-Dec-19

by Karin Davies

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

31-Dec-19

by Karin Davies

All needed authorizations have been received and TRF is currently reviewing the application

4-Mar-20

by Patti Kurtz

Application is currently being evaluated by the Rotary Foundation. We're waiting for a final report re-authorization by the international club president for GG1744326 (Bee-Keeping in Ethiopia Project).

26-Mar-20

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.

19-Apr-20

by Philippe Lamoise

$19,000 contribution transferred to TRF through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

19-May-20

by Karin Davies

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.

20-Oct-20

by Karin Davies

The plans for the facility have been completed by Ron Picford TRF Cadre Architect in consultation with the engineers at the University of Gondar. The renovation of the facility has begun. Demolition has been completed and construction is underway. Once the facility is complete and approved the equipment will be ordered and training will begin. Policies and Procedure development is underway.

2-May-21

by Karin Davies

The Construction of the facility to house the equipment to be purchased by the grant is almost complete. We are currently obtaining Pre-Importation Certificates for the equipment. Once those are issued we will purchase and ship the equipment to the University of Gondar Hospital where they will be installed.

10-May-21

by Karin Davies

Interim Report Submitted to TRF.

16-Nov-21

by Karin Davies

The facility to house the equipment was completed. The equipment has been purchased and shipped to Gondar where it arrived safely. We are currently arranging with Tuttnauer and IMESA to install the equipment, test it and train the operators and biomedical technicians who will be servicing the autoclave, water purifier, washer and dryer. This process has been slowed because of current civil unrest in Ethiopia. While Gondar remains calm, the technicians will come from Addis where there is impending conflict. The time frame for completing the installation and training will depend on the situation in the country. We are following events closely.

2-Jun-22

by Karin Davies

The washer, dryer, autoclave and water softener have been installed. There was a problem with a missing part for the water softener that had to be ordered from Germany. Training of Biomedical staff in maintenance and repair of the equipment was completed. Training of laundry technicians and nurses who will operate the autoclave was completed. There was also training in the policies and procedures for the entire process from collection of the soiled instruments and drapes at point of use through cleaning, packaging, sterilizing, and return to the clinical units. The facility is now up and operating well. Currently we are working with our team in Gondar to monitor and collect data to measure the success of the project and to develop a QA program.

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