Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa

Vital medical aid for rural health units in Africa

This project will provide vital medical aid to treat extremely disadvantaged and vulnerable patients at over 100 rural health units in Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (275637)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£3,970

Amount raised

£8,430

Donations

36

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Inter Care do great work in developing countries and Morningside are delighted that they are able to help enhance Inter Care's quality management system.

    — Dr Nik Kotecha, CEO Morningside Pharmaceuticals

  • Your generosity and your actions support the delivery of quality healthcare and improve access to quality medicine in the hospital. It is our hope that this strong partnership will continue.

    — Joshua A. Daklo Administrator. The Kings Village Medical Centre, Ghana

  • Basic medicines such as antibiotics and painkillers are our greatest need, as they are often unavailable or too expensive and we simply can't afford them. We also desperately need blood pressure cuffs, gloves and aprons.

    — Dr Mariet, St Luke's Hospital, Malawi

  • Your generosity and your actions support the delivery of quality healthcare and improve access to quality medicine in the hospital. It is our hope that this strong partnership will continue.

    — Joshua A. Daklo Administrator. The Kings Village Medical Centre, Ghana

  • Inter Care do great work in developing countries and Morningside are delighted that they are able to help enhance Inter Care's quality management system.

    — Dr Nik Kotecha, CEO Morningside Pharmaceuticals

  • Basic medicines such as antibiotics and painkillers are our greatest need, as they are often unavailable or too expensive and we simply can't afford them. We also desperately need blood pressure cuffs, gloves and aprons.

    — Dr Mariet, St Luke's Hospital, Malawi

Situation

Globally over 400 million people lack access to essential health services, many of them in sub-Saharan Africa. The region has the highest rates of child mortality - 1 in 9 children dies before age 5, more than 16 times the rate for developed countries. 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 - the region bears 25% of the world’s disease burden but is home to just 3% of its doctors.

Solution

In Africa many diseases and conditions are preventable or treatable with timely access to appropriate, affordable medicines, and health services. We will provide our partner health units with vital medical aid including antibiotics and pain relief, along with healthcare goods such as dressings, sterile gloves, small surgical instruments and health education materials. This aid will provide free treatment for the most disadvantaged patients, including children, pregnant women and the elderly.