Procurement of Oxygen Cylinders and Pulse Oximeters

  • Health
  • Women & Gender
  • Zambia
This project is led by Tieisha Walters, a Volunteer from New York

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A local health facility that will benefit from the oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters.
Tieisha works with her counterparts and healthcare workers to procure oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters for a local health center.

This project will involve the procurement of oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeter for expectant mothers and new born babies. The availability of this equipment will help save the life of new born babies who mainly die due to asphyxia as a result of inadequate oxygen. The activities that this project will implement are: hosting week long training for healthcare workers in six of the high traffic delivery centers in the Central region. During the week long training, healthcare workers will receive theoretical and practical trainings on how to utilize the oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters. The healthcare workers will also receive mentorship on a quarterly basis and a reporting tool that they will use to monitor the utilization of the equipment once they return to their health facilities. The main objective of this project is to help reduce the prevalence of maternal and neonatal mortality through the procurement of oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters. Without the presence of oxygen cylinders in these facilities, all patients that require oxygen are referred to the second level hospital, which delays due to a number of unforeseen circumstances such as transport. The impact of the project will be a reduction in neonatal and maternal deaths which are attributed to inadequate oxygen.The community contribution will come from the district health office, which will monitor the utilization of the oxygen cylinders and pulse oximeters and refill the oxygen cylinders when it has been depleted. The community will also secure the venue for the training.

Community Contributions
$1,450.50
Total Raised
$3,218.50
Goal
$5,218.50

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