PONT

Ambulances:Emergency community response to COVID19

PONT supports a network of 33 motorbike ambulances and 1,200 volunteer Community Healthworkers in Mbale region, protecting the health of half a million people. In the fight against COVID-19, they’re more important than ever. We’re fundraising for running costs and fuel to keep the ambulances moving.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166910)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,300

Amount raised

£10,840

Donations

74

Championed by The Reed Foundation

    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Uganda

Situation

Uganda is yet to face the peak of COVID-19 - with far fewer resources than we have in the UK. In mountainous Mbale region, one of the key challenges is getting people to the nearest health centre or hospital. Lockdown has limited transport options more than ever because motorbike taxis are banned. With economic struggles also hitting hard, our local partners have no extra financial resources and are looking to us for support.

Solution

PONT's network of 1,200 health workers and 33 motorbike ambulances has been in place for over a decade. If we reach our target, we will be able to contribute enough running costs to keep 33 ambulances on the road for the next nine months, during the expected COVID-19 Crisis. This will enable them to transport people who are ill with COVID-19 and continue to transport mothers in labour.