Improving the Quality of Care for New Mothers
Working with Bali Kids, the Angels reach out to help another organization in need.
Working with Bali Kids, the Angels helped fund equipment for Bumi Sehat Foundation International’s first Community Health Clinic in village of Nyuh Kuning, just outside Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The clinic was built to provide health services, in response to the growing economic disparity of the underserved local communities.
Despite increasing numbers of tourists in Bali each year, these tourist dollars do not filter down to the average Balinese individual. This mass tourism has also resulted in a drastic increase in the cost of living; many Balinese struggle to pay for basic items like food, fuel, school fees, and especially healthcare for themselves and their families – and healthcare is often the first to be sacrificed. Unable to pay for health services, many families elect to go without care.
This is where Bumi Sehat enters the picture. The Community Health Clinic has two birthing rooms, a postpartum recovery area, and three general health treatment areas. We provide a variety of weekly clinics, ongoing birth services, and 24-hour a day emergency health services.
From the Angels Fitness Challenge 2016, we funded 4 bedside cabinets, 4 desks and office chairs and the salary for a midwife for a year. Previously, Angels for Orphans donated medical beds for new mothers to be able to hold their babies safely.