We are seeking generous donors in Australia who are willing to partner with us in 2019 and beyond as we create in Northern Uganda , an EXCEPTIONAL HUB for MUM and BUB.
We will be exceptional because we will be providing a high quality health service and giving compassionate care to Ugandan mothers and babies.
At the beginning of 2019, Yotkom will open a new purpose built Maternal and Child health facility in Kitgum, Northern Uganda.
(Visit our web site to see the latest photos at : www.yotkom.com)
For a woman and an unborn baby going through a pregnancy and delivery in this part of Africa is fraught with danger.
Death rates are among the highest in the world and over 30 times higher than in an advanced country like Australia.
At Yotkom we have a goal to make a significant contribution to halving these death rates from their current levels of over 300 per 100,000 live births.
There is ample evidence that 80 % of these maternal and newborn deaths are preventable with the implementation of known evidenced based high impact interventions.
In Northern Uganda, Yotkom already has an established Primary Health Care facility employing over 40 Ugandan health workers and support staff where we see an average of 300 out patients per week, providing diagnostic services (laboratory and radiology ), admission facilities and orthopaedic and surgical interventions.
By donating to our expanding work, we know you can make a significant difference to the lives of women and children in Uganda.
Please consider helping us meet the needs and fill the gaps for people living in poverty in Africa.
A donation will allow us to equip our new facility and provide excellent maternal and child health services at an affordable cost.
CONSIDER MAKING A REGULAR DONATION
If you make a commitment to an ongoing monthly donation we will use this to facilitate the employment of a full time Australian midwife at Yotkom .
Her name is Denise and she will start work at Yotkom in April 2019..
Her presence will make a significant impact on our medical team and their ability to deliver compassionate, high quality care , making Yotkom a birthing facility which will truly be exceptional in Uganda.
We are trusting we can raise enough regular support to cover the local Ugandan salary and living costs for Denise for an initial 2 years as we seek her help to establish solid foundations in our maternal and child health service.
We are aiming to raise from our donors total commitments of $1000 per month .
This would also provide the resources to provide a local salary for her husband Richard to work as an administrative and financial assistant at Yotkom.
Denise and Richard have shared their passion and vision for African health care in more detail in the attached PDF document .
To set up a regular donation toward the monthly support needs of Denise and Richard : copy and paste this link to the Yotkom mycause website.
If you are making this donation as part of a gift to someone , you can create a greeting card on this web site.
If you have a heart to help women and children in Africa, we believe our Yotkom project is a good place to invest and make a real difference .
Thank you for considering partnering with us .
All giving is tax deductible and if you provide your contact details we would welcome you to be part of our Yotkom family of supporters and receive regular updates on our work.
We are registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and as such are required to provide regular public reports and financial audits.
We strive for the highest standards of accountability, transparency and honesty .