Save 2 lives with one operation

$55,807 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 137 people in 48 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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POSTING Mellie Tyrosvoutis comment·for 2019
We are so encouraged: to receive so many donations from the overseas Karen community, to see the support of our friends and colleagues around the world, to have surpassed 50,000 dollars in donations, and to keep saving lives. Last week a woman went home from one of our clinics with a healthy, alive baby for the first time in four pregnancies. All of the previous babies died within days or hours of birth because of lack of health care services in her village. She required an emergency cesarean section for heavy bleeding that would certainly have killed both her and the baby if she did not have access to the excellent care of the SMRU midwives and medics, and emergency treatment in the Thai hospital system. THANK YOU SO MUCH for enabling a happy ending to this story!
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What a beautiful philanthropic gift from resettled refugees. Victoria, thank you for accepting our friends. Their donations are saving lives. Thank you Geelong, Werribee, Bandagoo, Ringwood (and one Canberra ring-in!). Take care, Rose
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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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Mellie
2 months ago
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We are so encouraged: to receive so many donations from the overseas Karen community, to see the support of our friends and colleagues around the world, to have surpassed 50,000 dollars in donations, and to keep saving lives. Last week a woman went home from one of our clinics with a healthy, alive baby for the first time in four pregnancies. All of the previous babies died within days or hours of birth because of lack of health care services in her village. She required an emergency cesarean section for heavy bleeding that would certainly have killed both her and the baby if she did not have access to the excellent care of the SMRU midwives and medics, and emergency treatment in the Thai hospital system. THANK YOU SO MUCH for enabling a happy ending to this story!

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Sara Canavati
48 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
22 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
25 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
28 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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Rose
2 months ago

Amazing.....Bandagoo (Naw Pah Doh), Weeribee (Naw Ma Soe, Naw Rose Moo, Naw Pel Say, Naw Evelyn), Ringwood (Saw Lu Min, Wah Wah Sister), Geelong (Annie & Slight, Naw Hei Oh Moo, Naw Paw Nwee), Canberra (Marria); this is FANTASTIC, much needed, can be used straight away - MOTHERS and BABIES who need specialized hospital care - I wish you knew what great hearts have donated this to help. Thank you so much, Rose

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Rose McGready
24 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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$400
Anonymous
2 months ago
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JS
$250
Janneke Schepens
2 months ago
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All the best with the great effort!!!

LP
$43
LIST Lanna International School Chiang Mai Parent
2 months ago (Offline Donation)

What a lovely surprise and unexpected donation to www.gofundme.com/mswnos As part of the LIST community for more than 10 years I would sincerely like to thank LIST https://www.lannaist.ac.th/ your sense of community is great. Don't give it up. And special thanks to TAP (The Anonymous Parent) - donations like this go a long way to providing safe delivery at a critical moment in the lives of mothers and babies who will never get the chance to attend an institution like LIST. Thank you, dr Rose

$750
Anonymous
2 months ago
VC
$423
Verena Carrara
2 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Dear Verena Thank you for reviewing a grant in your own time and then rewarding Save2lives_1operation with the benefit. SMRU is driven by the people inside it and these donations reward us deeply. A very big thank you on behalf of the mums and babies who you know so well, sincerely Rose

Mellie
2 months ago
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We are so encouraged: to receive so many donations from the overseas Karen community, to see the support of our friends and colleagues around the world, to have surpassed 50,000 dollars in donations, and to keep saving lives. Last week a woman went home from one of our clinics with a healthy, alive baby for the first time in four pregnancies. All of the previous babies died within days or hours of birth because of lack of health care services in her village. She required an emergency cesarean section for heavy bleeding that would certainly have killed both her and the baby if she did not have access to the excellent care of the SMRU midwives and medics, and emergency treatment in the Thai hospital system. THANK YOU SO MUCH for enabling a happy ending to this story!

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Sara Canavati
48 months ago
3
3

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
22 months ago
2
2

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
25 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
28 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.

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Rose
2 months ago

Amazing.....Bandagoo (Naw Pah Doh), Weeribee (Naw Ma Soe, Naw Rose Moo, Naw Pel Say, Naw Evelyn), Ringwood (Saw Lu Min, Wah Wah Sister), Geelong (Annie & Slight, Naw Hei Oh Moo, Naw Paw Nwee), Canberra (Marria); this is FANTASTIC, much needed, can be used straight away - MOTHERS and BABIES who need specialized hospital care - I wish you knew what great hearts have donated this to help. Thank you so much, Rose

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Rose McGready
24 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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