For the month of January 2020, I will be in Mbale, Uganda learning the healthcare system and working on a medical ward in a regional medical center. I will also be teaching heart and lung ultrasound to the full time staff.
As a token of goodwill, visiting doctors participating in this rotation collect donations for the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital and several smaller affiliated nonprofits.
Current nonprofit partners receiving our fundraised donations are:
1. Pathways Development Initiative, PDI
2. Partnership Uganda
How much is your donation worth in Uganda?
Even a few dollars can go quite far to provide healthcare in Uganda:
• 33¢ = a course of amoxicillin for a baby with pneumonia
• 50¢ = a full topical treatment for a child with a fungal rash
• $1 = tea and lunch for a health worker working hard all day at a clinic
• $2 = a full course of malaria treatment for an adult or child
• $3 = transport cost for a highly trained health worker to travel to a rural village for outreach services
• $5 = enough kerosene to light a delivery room at night for 2 weeks
• $10 = the cost of a mosquito net to prevent malaria for 2 years
• $12 = rain boots, rain coats and a water bottle needed by outreach workers to reach their rural communities
• $200 = monthly drug costs of a rural clinic open 2 days per week
I am so excited for this trip and cannot wait to learn so much. As you can see from the schedule above, any contribution helps!
Thank you for your consideration in helping.
Rosalia Holzman, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics