Save 2 lives with one operation

$50,151 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 45 months
#Save2lives_1op  ...Save two lives with one operation: Caesarean Sections save the life of mother and baby when vaginal birth is not possible. On the Thailand-Myanmar border, the average cost of caesarean section at referral hospitals is 30,000 Thai Baht for a woman and her baby ($1,000 AUD,  $950 USD, £700 GBP), devastating cost for migrant families. Dr Rose (MB BS Sydney University) is relaunching #Save2lives_1op in collaboration with The Borderland Foundation (reg. charity 09930 0039 0 56 3). Funds will save the lives of women and infants by providing caesarean sections and effective family planning!
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July 2018.....It was a very warm Melbourne welcome from ex SMRU staff who have been part of the UNHCR resettlement program. Thanks to Australian Government support and their own drive it was 'out of this world' to see our friends doing so well in a new country. Not only doing well but giving back - see thier amazing donation at @save2live_1op @safemotherhood @safebirth https://ako.org.au/ @SMRU keep up the good work!
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Dear Donors, Support save2lives_1operation - it is the real deal! Rose picked up the 2018 University of Sydney Alumni Awards for Service to Humanity very much on the behalf of the amazing work of the midwives, medics, nurses and all the staff at www.shoklo-unit.com and The Border Health Foundation. Award details at https://sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/04/24/awards-to-honour-alumni-who-have-shaped-our-world.html
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Thank you donors...I think you already know that the SDGs (sustainable development goals) stress no one should be left behind. Catastrophic health costs such as those from C.sections impoverish the impoverished. Imagine one quarter of your annual salary gone to save your wife and baby.
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Welcome to Save two lives with one operation relaunch. Caesarean Sections save the life of mother and baby when vaginal birth is not possible. On the Thailand-Myanmar border, the average cost of caesarean section at referral hospitals is 30,000 Thai Baht for a woman and her baby ($1,000 AUD, $950 USD, £700 GBP), a devastating cost for migrant families. Dr Rose (MB BS Sydney University) is relaunching #Save2lives_1op in collaboration with The Borderland Foundation (registered charity 09930 0039 0 56 3). Funds will save the lives of women and infants by providing caesarean sections and effective family planning! Thanks to all our donors for helping border mums and babies (and dads).
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Rose McGready
21 months ago
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Happy New Year and a very big thank you to our donors from 2016. At SMRU helping mums have safe delivery (referring 5-6% for c.section) is complemented by counseling and providing women with effective family planning. One of the greatest concerns of doctors working on the border for Myanmar women is that one c.section puts the woman at risk for the her next delivery. In Thailand the option of a second c.section is routine but a Myanmar woman may not be able to access or afford hospital services. Your support brings a clear benefit to women and babies who really need this life saving operation.

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Mellie Gilder Tyrosvoutis
24 months ago
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Thanks so much for your support! The additional donations of the past week are so encouraging - will more than cover 4 uncomplicated emergency cesarean sections or care for one complicated patient.

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Sara Canavati
44 months ago
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If you care about ending malaria, if you care about truly real and genuine people whose spirit and work are impacting the world in beautiful ways, please consider supporting Dr Rose's campaign. I can say without hesitation that she will make sure every dollar donated is used in the best way possible. I've been a fan of her unsung work for years and can't imagine a better person to support.

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Mellie Gilder Tyrosvoutis
19 months ago
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Dear Dr Wenn Chyau and all our donors, Thanks so much for your help! Wenn-Chyau, it means so much to us when people who have collaborated with us in research also join with us to provide the humanitarian care! You know the challenges we face and the strength and resilience of the people we work with!

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Rose McGready
20 months ago

#safebirth is not just safe delivery but helping women to understand family planning choices. What family planning choices would you make in a refugee camp? From 1993 to 1996 one in five infants died before their first birthday (PMID:14584386). Here is a story over 20 years of the choices available and the choices women made in Maela Refugee camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172007). It is also a story of collaboration and trust with Thai, expatriate and Myanmar colleagues at #PPAT, #SMRU and the women in the camp. Don't give up on us - your donations are very important to women on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

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$1,000
Julie Simpson
12 days ago

Congratulations to Rose who is the recipient of the ASTMH International Honorary Fellow Award, recognition of her dedication to improving maternal health in malaria endemic regions.

$500
Anonymous
3 months ago
$200
Anonymous
3 months ago
KS
$2,200
Karen Families SMRU
3 months ago (Offline Donation)

True-blue Aussie-Karen Style! Blown away by this phenomenal donation from resettled Karen in the suburbs of Wyndham Vale Victoria. Australia you should be proud of your refugees. It is amazing to see how they have coped with the transition, the level of English (thanks to the Australian government programs), employment rates, school completion rates, higher education attainment and adapting to Melbourne winters - so cold compared to the borderlands of Myanmar. Thanks for giving them a chance. They have now made a wonderful donation for emergency hospital care in pregnancy and childbirth to the families left behind. A VERY BIG thanks from Borderland Health Foundation and SMRU.

JS
$1,000
Julie Simpson
5 months ago

Beautiful photos Rose of the mothers and babies SMRU Antenatal Clinic provide care for. Best wishes as always, Julie

AC
$500
Arthur Conigrave
5 months ago

Best wishes for all you are doing Rose. I hope we might meet again some time soon either in Sydney or on the Thai-Myanmar border. Arthur Conigrave

$800
Anonymous
5 months ago
$50
Anonymous
6 months ago
Rose McGready
21 months ago
2
2

Happy New Year and a very big thank you to our donors from 2016. At SMRU helping mums have safe delivery (referring 5-6% for c.section) is complemented by counseling and providing women with effective family planning. One of the greatest concerns of doctors working on the border for Myanmar women is that one c.section puts the woman at risk for the her next delivery. In Thailand the option of a second c.section is routine but a Myanmar woman may not be able to access or afford hospital services. Your support brings a clear benefit to women and babies who really need this life saving operation.

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Mellie Gilder Tyrosvoutis
24 months ago
2
2

Thanks so much for your support! The additional donations of the past week are so encouraging - will more than cover 4 uncomplicated emergency cesarean sections or care for one complicated patient.

+ Read More
Sara Canavati
44 months ago
2
2

If you care about ending malaria, if you care about truly real and genuine people whose spirit and work are impacting the world in beautiful ways, please consider supporting Dr Rose's campaign. I can say without hesitation that she will make sure every dollar donated is used in the best way possible. I've been a fan of her unsung work for years and can't imagine a better person to support.

+ Read More
Mellie Gilder Tyrosvoutis
19 months ago
1
1

Dear Dr Wenn Chyau and all our donors, Thanks so much for your help! Wenn-Chyau, it means so much to us when people who have collaborated with us in research also join with us to provide the humanitarian care! You know the challenges we face and the strength and resilience of the people we work with!

+ Read More
Rose McGready
20 months ago

#safebirth is not just safe delivery but helping women to understand family planning choices. What family planning choices would you make in a refugee camp? From 1993 to 1996 one in five infants died before their first birthday (PMID:14584386). Here is a story over 20 years of the choices available and the choices women made in Maela Refugee camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172007). It is also a story of collaboration and trust with Thai, expatriate and Myanmar colleagues at #PPAT, #SMRU and the women in the camp. Don't give up on us - your donations are very important to women on the Thailand-Myanmar border.

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