PROSAMI - prevents babies dying

$470 of $600,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 35 months
Prosami is derived from the French acronym: Promotion de la sante maternelle et infantile. This non-profit organization was registered in the commonwealth of Virginia in January 2009. It focuses on the promotion of maternal and infant health in the rural areas of the DRC. I the founder, Agnes Kanyanya am a dedicated Registered nurse/ Advanced midwife and Neonatal intensive care nurse. The story goes that my mother died during childbirth, leaving behind a one day old baby(my sister) who grew up in an orphanage together with several other babies who have lost their mothers following childbirth complications. This organization means so much to me because i want to spare other children the pain i experienced when i lost my mother through child birth, and this is the source of my motto," No More Death For Those Giving Life". This sad experience marked my life profoundly, I was determined to join the global effort to reduce maternal and infant mortality and initiated this program, designed to bring a solution to the rural communities according to the rural setting. Strengthening midwifery education is the surest way to overcome maternal and infant death, therefore PROSAMI is training midwives in order to equip them with knowledge and skills so that they may be able to render emergency care to high risk mothers and babies, in the absence of doctors in rural areas. We need money in order to be able to train 20 nurses and for all the expenses related to the training such as computers, printers, stationery, transportation, medical equipment, books, mannakins... and alot more. The first group of 4 nurses came for theoretical training in the United States and have returned to the Congo to complete their practical training. The other 16 nurses will be trained through a network called telemedicine which The University of Virginia have donated to facilitate our distance education program and to show their support for the organization. We also need money to build a training center that is at a standard which will enable the nurses to provide quality care and save lives. I will be extremely greatfull  to those who will donate and i am thanking in advance every donor on behalf of all the voiceless under privileged mothers and babies who have been deprived the right to basic heath care.
God bless.

Heres a link to a video from newsplex of prosami
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Congolese-Women-Travel-To-Charlottesville-To-Learn-To-Save-Lives-290612351.html

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I am very glad to report that lives are being saved. it is because we have supporters and donors like you who care and see the desperate need. Just this past week one of our prosami nurses that had received training in Virginia, sent a great report! remember these nurses are working in their previous clinics while they finish their advanced midwifery and till prosami can obtain a pilot center and clinics that practice the prosami standard. Amother delivering twins. The first is breech and stuck by the shoulders so the attending nurse refers her for ceasarean. Our prosami nurse comes upon the scene to a dead baby partially delivered. She delivers that one without a C-section and delivers the twin who is in distress and stabilizes that one with the techniques taught by the prosami team. We thank God for helping the nurses to put into practice what they have been taught.
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Sister Constantine is one of the Prosami Midwives who came to Virginia to begin Advanced Midwifery training. She is now in Mbuji-mayi using her training to rescue mothers in trouble. She has sent 3 stories of intervention by herself to help mothers in complications that have not had a happy ending. One mom was in a long labor and baby in wrong position. Sister Consta saw she was weak and she was being prepared for a Ceasarean. So sister Consta had the mother placed in a different position and applied other methods she learned by the midwives in Virginia. The mom delivered the baby before they came to take her to surgery. This mom is very , very happy! She is going home with her baby! Thank you for your donations, because this is what your gifts can do. And who can put a price on the value of each life!
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Sister Agnes arrived safely back home. She was teaching the 20 nurses advanced Midwifery in Mbuji-mayi. last week and they were overjoyed for her arrival. They know they are receiving so much help!
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When you see these numbers, you will see the great need! In the Democratic Republic of Congo

Did you know that 100 babies die out of every 1,000 deliveries?

540 mothers die out of a 100,000 deliveries

Compared to the United States

6 babies die out of 1,000

21 mothers die out of 100,000
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David Strider
34 months ago

Excellent presentation by our Founder, Agnes Kanyanya. PROSAMI is such a worthy cause.. Please consider helping these mothers and infants in the rural CONGO .

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$470 of $600,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 35 months
Created January 4, 2016
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Prosami
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Staunton, VA
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David Strider
34 months ago

Excellent presentation by our Founder, Agnes Kanyanya. PROSAMI is such a worthy cause.. Please consider helping these mothers and infants in the rural CONGO .

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