In places like Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, there are mothers and babies whose lives are at risk – without access to critical healthcare.
Rohana lives in a densely packed refugee camp at Cox’s Bazar that’s been home to her family since they escaped from violence in Myanmar in 2017.
Her family lives in a makeshift shelter made of plastic and wood. In the camp, there’s overcrowding and a lack of water and sanitation, making her fear for the health of her baby that was due anytime soon.
Alone in her shelter, Rohana suddenly went into labour. Something was horribly wrong. Rohana had given birth on the floor. She lost a lot of blood and fell unconscious … beside her precious baby.
Thankfully, our healthcare team reached Rohana in time and brought her to the Primary Health Care Centre, where she received four days of treatment from our trained health workers that helped save her life.
Rohana told us, “If the people of Save the Children had not found me when I was unconscious, I would have died. I survived because they came and helped me.”
There are many more mothers and babies whose lives are at risk without access to critical healthcare.
Your support can provide vital equipment and trained nurse midwives to help mums give birth safely. You can help provide essential medicines and vaccinate children.
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Names have been changed to protect the real identities of Rohana and her family.
In places like Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, there are mothers and babies whose lives are at risk – without access to critical healthcare. You can help provide mums and babies with the emergency healthcare and treatment they need to be healthy and protected.
Please save lives with your gift today.