VILLAGE AFRICA

Village Africa Ambulance Appeal

To buy an ambulance for Africa. In its short five-year history, Village Africa has reduced the death rate in remote villages in Tanzania and has used its sole vehicle to transport seriously ill patients to hospital day or night. It is a two-day walk to hospital.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 August 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 August 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122410)

Amount raised

£70

Donations

4

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

Location

Situation

Villagers are unable to get to hospital, so there are many premature deaths: it is a two-day walk to hospital. Common emergencies include malaria, pneumonia and complications in childbirth. Many patients needing urgent hospitalisation are babies and children.

Solution

The ambulance service would enable villagers to get to hospital, so saving many lives. It is a three-hour drive on rough terrain. The service would be offered free of charge as villagers would be unable to pay.