African Oyster Trust

Equip a lab for Jappineh Village Health Centre

The village Health Centre serves a very poor population of nearly 30,000 people in rural Gambia. It treats 500-800 patients and delivers at least 20 babies each month. A fully functional laboratory on site will improve our ability to diagnose and treat common tropical illnesses such as malaria.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118298)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£4,000

Donations

4

  • The African Oyster Trust's work has transformed the welfare of people in the district and beyond.

    — Chief Alhagie Dampha

  • The African Oyster Trust's work has transformed the welfare of people in the district and beyond.

    — Chief Alhagie Dampha

Situation

Eliminate the need for seriously ill patients and pregnant women having to travel long distances for routine blood tests. Because of the difficulties and costs of travelling to the nearest lab in Soma, some patients simply can not make the journey until their condition deteriorates to a critical stage. These laboratory facilities will ensure quick, cheap and accurate diagnosis - accesible for all of the community.

Solution

By having a fully equipped laboratory on site, staffed by a trained lab technician. Patients will no longer have to travel in order to have routine blood tests. We plan to add an X-Ray machine to the equipment already in the Health Centre.