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.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 August 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 August 2015
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1122410)
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.
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.
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