Parkinson's Si Bugo, a registered charity in Uganda, reached out to us at the World Parkinson's Program to help support local people with Parkinson's disease.
These individuals cannot afford medications and face daily stigma associated with the disease. Many people in Uganda believe that Parkinson's disease is witchcraft. This leads people to stop associating with those with Parkinson's and they become isolated.
Medications in Uganda are very expensive and those living in poverty simply cannot afford them. The local cost of Parkinson's medication is $60 to $100 per person, per month. This amounts to two thirds of the average person's monthly salary.
To support the need in this location, we require $9,300 every 6 months.
No one should have to choose between a life saving treatment and food for their family. You can make change happen by simply donating $30 a month, which amounts to just $1 a day.