Today, as the world comes to terms with an unprecedented health scare and economic downturns across nations due to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) pandemic, our spirit and dream for better health will not waver. Together, irrespective of where we live on the planet, we can secure our future and that of generations to come.
The current COVID-19 outbreak has exerted much stress on already meagre resources allocated to healthcare throughout low-income countries, Uganda inclusive. This presents a real danger of reversing our significant achievements in newborn, maternal and child health, as well as endemic infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS at Bwindi Community Hospital.
With the most of the world under lock down, most businesses have been affected and might take awhile before recovering. Therefore, for communities like Bwindi where healthcare is largely subsidized by tourists and household income averages just over 1 USD per day, the worst could be yet to come. The most at-risk patients, like pregnant women in labour, critically-ill children, newborn babies and others that require urgent lifesaving interventions, are at risk of developing complications or even death.
Bwindi Community Hospital, a private non-profit facility founded by Dr. Scott Kellermann, has registered success in different interventions spanning a whole district of Kanungu with about 300,000 people with one obstetrician, surgeon, and a pediatrician.
Bwindi Community Hospital is doing everything possible to sustain basic health services to the community albeit with increasingly limited funding. The hospital's projected deficit over the next 12 months, as a result of COVID-19, is 499,815 USD.
Therefore, please if you are able to donate in any amount, we shall be very grateful. Your gift will provide for needs such as:
• Mosquito net for a pregnant mother at 6 USD
• Care for pregnant mother at 175 USD
• Care for a child with Malnutrition 316 USD
• Salary for a doctor 1,455 USD
• Salary for a specialist at 1,967 USD
• Salary for a mid-wife or nurse at 424 USD
• Ambulance services for expectant mother 45 USD
• Monthly Community Health outreach at 7,000 USD
• Caesarean section at 324 USD
If you are unable to donate at this time, you can still advocate for us by sharing our mission with a family member or friend. Even a quick mention on your social media means much to us.
In times like these, it is more vivid how interconnected we all are, and together we shall save our own lives while hoping for better days ahead. After this, your name will be among those that contributed to the future of Bwindi for the next generations.
Stay well, stay safe.