Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa

One Wish Project for health units in Africa.

A project designed to make a big difference to health units we support by granting “one wish” of a piece of equipment or other resource that would transform the effectiveness of the work of each health unit.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (275637)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£22,000

Amount raised

£23,698

Donations

59

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

All of the health units we support have an appalling lack of resources, but each has it's own unique needs. This means that frontline healthcare staff often cannot diagnose, treat and ultimately save the lives of their patients due to a lack of resources. For example, a maternity ward may have just two beds and a bucket of water. Mothers often have to deliver their babies on the floor. An additional labour bed could save the life of an unborn child.

Solution

Inter Care already support health units across sub-Saharan Africa with regular supplies of medicines and healthcare goods. This project is different, as we aim to supply each health unit with an additional one-off piece of medical equipment or other resource which would transform patient care in a significant way. We plan to procure or source donated medical equipment or other resource and deliver the “one wish” to the health unit. The more funds we raise, the more health units we can support.

  • We have no lab and this is a challenge because we are so far from the district hospital. Without lab tests is it more difficult to diagnose correctly. We often have to estimate.

    — Sr Teresa, Medical Assistant at Nzama Health Centre, Malawi

  • Our delivery room only has beds for two women but we often have several women delivering at the same time, which means some of them end up giving birth on the floor in the corridor.

    — Sr Josephine, Sister in Charge of Maternity Care, Nsipe Health Centre, Malawi

  • We have been able to hand-deliver some items of basic medical equipment to frontline health workers. The success stories we have received from the health centres show that this project will make a difference!

    — Claudia Coxon, Community and Events Fundraiser, Inter Care