Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa

Lifesaving medicines for sub-Saharan Africa

Inter Care will relieve suffering and save lives by providing vital antibiotics and other medical aid to some of the poorest and most vulnerable children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa. We will send donated medical supplies to those who would otherwise have died from treatable infections.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (275637)

Campaign target

£14,000

Amount raised

£16,010

Donations

55

Championed by The Reed Foundation - International

  • Greetings from Zambia! Medicines arrived safely and saved many lives in our community

    — Sister Vivien Chanda, Mission Hospital, Zambia

  • Susan’s grandmother had to travel for many hours on foot from Mozambique to Nzama in Malawi, carrying Susan, to access treatment for her granddaughter, which included medicines supplied by Inter Care. She told us that “without the free treatment, baby Susan would have probably died”.

    — Susan's Grandmother

Situation

Treating and controlling infections continue to be major issues for those providing healthcare in rural Africa. In these areas it is the most vulnerable (the young, the old, the poor) who suffer most. World Health Org. statistics show, following AIDS/HIV related deaths, respiratory tract infections is the second most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, and diarrhoeal disease is third. Inter Care already has large quantities of DONATED medical supplies, which need transporting to Africa.

Solution

Death from infectious diseases is highest in the poorest communities. This project will enable us to acquire and transport regular, sustainable supplies of these vital, life-saving medicines. Antibiotics are crucial, but are not a complete solution, so personal protective equipment, dressings and similar healthcare goods will also need to be supplied so that infections of all types can be treated and prevented.