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FEMAP Foundation Embarks in Crowdfunding to Purchase Cribs for Babies in Juarez

  Thursday, 03 Dec 2015

On ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ we invited you to pledge a donation to FEMAP to help buy specialized cribs that help provide care for sick babies born in Cd. Juárez. Click HERE and unite in this effort. The goal is to raise enough money to buy five high-tech cribs for FEMAP’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

If you’ve already pledged, there are a few ways to help:

1. Post and share on Facebook and other social media- The more people who hear about this, the more likely we are to meet our target.

2. Share with your community - Call your friends, tell your co-workers, make an announcement at your organization's event to spread the word.

3. Donate - Everything helps. All donations have a big impact.

 

Nearly one third of all babies born in Cd. Juárez are delivered at Hospital de la Familia, a non-profit hospital and leader in Maternal/Child Medicine in northern Mexico known for providing high-quality healthcare to the Cd. Juárez region and surrounding areas. Many of these babies will be born premature or ill, requiring specialized care. Given the amount of deliveries, Hospital de la Familia’s capacity to treat the specialized needs of so many babies is constantly tested.  Because of its reputation, the Hospital regularly receives transfers and referrals of sick children and high-risk pregnancies from other hospitals in the area.  The majority of those seeking and receiving care at Hospital de la Familia live below the poverty level. 

Our mission is to provide is best quality of care using the most up-to-date technology to our patients at the absolute lowest possible cost.  We are seeking support to raise $29,700 in order to purchase five (5) much-needed Neonatal Intensive Care Cribs to expand our ability to treat sick newborns. The cost for each unit is $5,940.

Sick babies needs specialized care.  Neonatal Intensive Care Cribs are designed to deliver heat and oxygen if necessary and they are equipped with monitors that help doctors and nurses check heart rates,  breathing rates and  a baby’s blood-oxygen levels.  The beds can be tilted to provide optimal positioning as well.     

For 40 years, FEMAP (located in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico) has responded to the healthcare challenges of the community. The goal of our founder, Mrs. Guadalupe De la Vega, a 2010 CNN Award Winner, was to make family planning and prenatal care accessible to women living in poverty.

The Hospital has been operationally self-sufficiently since 1986, meaning that fees paid by patients are enough to cover 100% of the institution's operating costs. As a private non-profit, the Hospital receives no government funding.

We need your help to fund the costs of the expansion, so that we can serve a greater percentage of those members of our community in greatest need of quality healthcare.