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Bosnia and Herzegovina has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe, at 44%, and is suffering from a slow pace of reform and a poor economic situation. The government doesn’t invest in the public health sector so the poorest people struggle to get quality medical care because they are not able to afford private health treatment. The public health sector has extremely poorly equipped premises and dated technology. This means a low percentage of early diagnoses which causes additional complications and increases the rate of mortality.

The country’s 4th biggest hospital, Travnik, which serves more than 250,000 people, doesn’t have modern equipment and had only one 40-year-old ultrasound machine, which was unreliable.

We provided a brand new ultrasound device for Tavnik hospital’s pathology department, which will mean earlier diagnosis and better treatment, improving the health and prevention of diseases for men, women and children in Travnik and the surrounding areas. Dr Fatima Čurić – Ljevaković, a gynaecologist at Travnik hospital explained the importance of the new ultrasound machine. Although a new Department of Pregnancy Pathology had been created, staff couldn’t actually carry out their work because of the lack of an ultrasound device.

“The work of a gynaecologist is not possible without the ultrasound machine used in everyday diagnostics. The Department of Pregnancy Pathology is specifically for women who have highrisk pregnancies. One maternity delivery department could not be operative if there is no department of pregnancy pathology.”

We provided a brand new ultrasound device for Tavnik hospital’s pathology department, which will mean earlier diagnosis and better treatment, improving the health and prevention of diseases for men, women and children in Travnik and the surrounding areas. Dr Fatima Čurić – Ljevaković, a gynaecologist at Travnik hospital explained the importance of the new ultrasound machine. Although a new Department of Pregnancy Pathology had been created, staff couldn’t actually carry out their work because of the lack of an ultrasound device.

“The work of a gynaecologist is not possible without the ultrasound machine used in everyday diagnostics. The Department of Pregnancy Pathology is specifically for women who have highrisk pregnancies. One maternity delivery department could not be operative if there is no department of pregnancy pathology.”

With around 1200 babies born in Travnik maternity ward each year, Dr Čurić – Ljevaković said the ultrasound machine will make a huge difference to the care of pregnant women.

With around 1200 babies born in Travnik maternity ward each year, Dr Čurić – Ljevaković said the ultrasound machine will make a huge difference to the care of pregnant women.

“Thanks to International Waqf Fund and their donation of the ultrasound machine, we successfully opened the Department of Pathology of Pregnancy.”

Selma Pajić from Travnik would have struggled to afford to pay for an ultrasound examination during her third pregnancy. Selma said, “During my previous two pregnancies I went to private clinics and I had to pay extra for ultrasound services. It was a lot of money for my family.

“I am so happy that on this new ultrasound device we can see the health and gender of my baby and also what is important to us that ultrasound examination is not painful or dangerous for the baby.

“After so many years thanks to International Waqf Fund, me and other pregnant women have been given the opportunity to have ultrasound recordings for free in the Travnik hospital.”

The new ultrasound machine detected potential complications in Belma Smajić’s pregnancy which could have put her or her baby’s health at risk if they hadn’t been spotted in time. Belma, who couldn’t have afforded private health care, says,

“This is my first experience with the ultrasound machine and I’m really happy with it. The examination successfully revealed the potential risks of my pregnancy, which the doctor found later, but the machine shows much more, and more precisely.”

Belma also described how emotional it was when she first heard her baby’s heartbeat, saying she was both crying and smiling at the same time.

“It is really amazing and incredible to see your child and to hear the beating of his heart. In the name of all pregnant women in Travnik hospital, I am truly grateful for this donation because
without you, I would not have the possibility of an ultrasound examination.”

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