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Medical equipment for UK based charity for shipping to Uganda

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Medaid

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The healthcare service in to the rural communities in Adwir, Alebtong district, Uganda, is very poor. According to the World Health Organisation, life expectancy in Uganda is 49 for men and 51 for women and life expectancy in Alebtong district is even lower than the national life expectancy. There are a number of factors that have impacted on life expectancy figures, including poor health services, lack of appropriate medical equipment, fewer health facilities, and poverty.

In response to the above healthcare problems, Medaid UK and Medical Aid Uganda is establishing a 100 beds hospital in Adwir, Alebtong district. Adwir community hospital is located 80 miles eastern of Alebtong district. Medical Aid Uganda is our local partner NGO based in Lira district northern Uganda.

Medical Aid Uganda work in partnership with the local community, central and local government authorities so that the project closely respond to people’s needs. Our vision is to increase access to good quality health care and empower the community. We hope this will help save lives of children, reduce deaths by curing simple diseases.

What is your project and how will it help?

Adwir hospital is located in the rural far east of Lira district in Ocokober parish in Omoro sub-county. Adwir health unit serves as the primary and sole medical facilities for the surrounding local communities because the nearest main hospital is 80km away. Majority of people surrounding Adwir are very poor because their major savings were cattle and which were looted by the neighboring nomadic Karomojong tribe. The area is very remote and has no proper transport facilities available and as a result the majority of people die from simple and curable diseases because they could not easily access better medical services available 80km away.

Adwir has a wide catchment area, which include areas of western Kotido and Moroto (Karamoja districts), north of Soroti and Katakwi districts. This hospital will provide healthcare services to many people living in Lira, Apac, Kotido, Katakwi, Pade, Moroto, Soroti and other districts. The population living within the nearest catchment are over 60,000 people.

The common diseases treated at the health unit include chronic malaria, acute respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, typhoid, intestinal worms, pelvic inflammatory infection, tonsillitis, urinary tract infection not sexually transmitted, anemia, dental diseases, tuberculosis, flue, cough, septic wounds, skin infections, eye infections, ear infections, pelvic inflammatory infection, diarrhea not bloody, rheumatism, trypanosomiasis, filaria and many other curable diseases. Majority of people mostly infected are children, women and the elderly.

The project has help built a 100 beds hospital. We are now in need of medical equipment, medical supplies, medicine or funds to buy medicine locally.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

People can partner with us by making donations for a better health care in Uganda.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Other organisations can help us by donating:

- medical supplies
- medical equipment
- medicine
- dental equipment
- mosquito nets
- water filtration kits
- money to pay for container shipment with donations from other partners

We will also appreciate other charities or individuals who can help raise funds to support our project.

Further information


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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical

Disasters

Uganda: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2012

Responses

  • Contact details exchanged
    25 May 2013 01:38 GMT

    Divine Bible Church
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Rev, George Smith says: Dear Sir/Madam
    my name is Rev George Smith.
    l would like to partner with your organisation
    Best regards
    Rev, George Smith

  • Commented
    12 Apr 2015 11:50 GMT

    Medaid
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Simon Henry Opio-Emuna says: Dear Mrs Watson,

    Can you explain how I can help or work in partnership with your organization.

    Thank you

    Simon Henry Opio-Emuna
    Executive Director
    Medaid UK

  • Contact details exchanged
    15 Aug 2019 05:20 GMT

    Facilitation For Integrated Community Rural Development (FICRD) Uganda
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Ogwang Moses Adonyo says: I am interest to receive shipping containers good for our community of Lango sub region. As you have read from our organization profile, this community needs to be assisted with various humanitarian supply especially local health facilities/clinics, schools and agricultural equipment. I therefore, request for medical equipment and supplies, books and furniture for the children.