UGANDA’S RAKAI GENERAL HOSPITAL IS IN DESPERATE NEED
OF A NEW AMBULANCE
An assessment of the conditions at Rakai hospital, Uganda by Team NY during their recent mission there reflects a grim situation and a desperate need for an ambulance. The existing ambulance is decades old vehicle with no stretcher, no interior lights, and no patient’s vitals monitor. Currently, patients in crisis often don’t reach medical help in time; some don’t make it to the hospital at all. At a cost of under $100,000 we can together save thousands of lives by donating an ambulance.
Operation International Team NY has just returned from a very fulfilling medical mission to Rakai, Uganda, where the local hospital employs only four physicians to care for a population of just under 500,000 people. During the two weeks mission our volunteers attended to over 350 impoverished adults and children, performing 72 major complex operations on patients with congenital anomalies, severe burn, benign and malignant tumors, and other conditions.
Our volunteers distributed approximately $600,000 worth of equipment and supplies, setting up three modern, fully functioning operating rooms; a five-bed modern recovery room; and a three-bed ICU with 2 ventilators, patient monitors and 2 EKG machines. They also visited three orphanages, donating food, clothes, educational materials, and other supplies.
For 21 years, we at Operation International have volunteered our time and services to serve many in-need people in underserved areas around the world. Your contributions will make a huge difference to the people of Uganda requiring urgent medical care. Please donate to help us provide a functioning ambulance for Rakai! All of your dollars will go directly to this cause.
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