Entebbe General Hospital (EGH) in Uganda is in desperate need of our help. EGH is one of USF Health’s partner institutions where some of our physicians have worked closely. It’s also the only hospital in the region that takes care of COVID patients. EGH is currently facing heartbreaking shortages in medicines, oxygen, medical equipment and supplies, PPE, human resources, and vaccines. Hospital staff are overwhelmed, financial resources are tight, and the hospital has been facing issues piping oxygen into the wards as well as facing an imminent third wave by September 2021, according to WHO. There are currently 120 severely ill patients being treated at EGH, with many more on the way. Patients are tragically passing away from acute respiratory failure while enroute in ambulances before even reaching the hospital, and physicians treating patients are also dying from exposure.
Our physicians, international medical scholarly concentration students (imSC), residents and other providers are partnering with Upgrade For Africa to provide timely virtual assistance to better manage patients with the limited resources available. But WE CAN DO BETTER with your help. We ask you with heavy hearts to join our efforts in supporting a COVID-19 relief fund for the people of Entebbe. The money raised will go toward securing consistent oxygen supply, emergency drugs, medical equipment and supplies, PPE and transportation for patients. Please join us in helping Entebbe General. Your contribution can save a life, a family and a community from the deadly impact of COVID-19. All donations are tax deductible and the first $25,000 will be matched. No matter the amount, all contributions are immeasurably appreciated. We thank you for your generosity.