Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa

Vital outreach medical aid for rural Africa

This project will provide outreach rucksacks containing vital primary care medical aid to treat extremely disadvantaged and vulnerable patients attending outreach clinics run by our partner health units in rural sub-Saharan Africa including; Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (275637)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,426

Amount raised

£12,883

Donations

51

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄùThanks for the information about the outreach rucksack ...yes we will be glad to have them, to enable us to easily pack the consumables and other items for our clinic outreach programme and also our ambulance services.‚Äù

    — Norah Anne, Holy Spirit Hospital, Sierra Leone

  • "Over the years we have received many generous donations of healthcare goods from companies, GP surgeries and members of the public. These donations have helped keep our overheads low and reduce UK waste. Also, this means every donation of medical aid we send to our partners are 100% recycled"

    — Charlotte Wright, Inter Care Fundraising Officer

  • "The reason we have travelled so far and had to scrape together the money to hire a motorbike to get here is because there are no reliable alternative treatments closer to our home."

    — Joseph's (5 year old patient) Grandfather, Nkamenya Mission Hospital, Malawi

  • ”Thanks for the information about the outreach rucksack ...yes we will be glad to have them, to enable us to easily pack the consumables and other items for our clinic outreach programme and also our ambulance services.”

    — Norah Anne, Holy Spirit Hospital, Sierra Leone

  • "The reason we have travelled so far and had to scrape together the money to hire a motorbike to get here is because there are no reliable alternative treatments closer to our home."

    — Joseph's (5 year old patient) Grandfather, Nkamenya Mission Hospital, Malawi

  • "Over the years we have received many generous donations of healthcare goods from companies, GP surgeries and members of the public. These donations have helped keep our overheads low and reduce UK waste. Also, this means every donation of medical aid we send to our partners are 100% recycled"

    — Charlotte Wright, Inter Care Fundraising Officer

Situation

Lack of medicines, equipment and a severe shortage of doctors and nurses means the most disadvantaged are missing out on even the most basic healthcare, leading to suffering and loss of life - the region bears 25% of the world’s disease burden but is home to just 3% of its doctors. Many patients live several days travel from their nearest health unit and often they are not able to undertake the journey, so it is essential to ensure that outreach clinics are equipped with vital medical care.

Solution

Many people in Africa are susceptible to disease and conditions, which are preventable or treatable with timely access to appropriate, affordable medicines and healthcare services. We will provide our partner health units with outreach rucksacks containing vital medical aid including antibiotics and pain relief, along with healthcare goods such as dressings, sterile gloves, syringes and needles. Our medical aid is largely donated to us from pharmaceutical companies and medical manufacturers.