EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2014
INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DIARRHOEAL DISEASE RESEARCH BANGLADESH wrote -
21 month-old Sultana arrived at the Dhaka Hospital, just seconds away from death. Acute diarrhoea had drained her body of all nourishment and hydration. Her desperate family had rushed her by auto rickshaw to the one place they knew could save her–icddr,b's Dhaka Hospital
As Sultana’s tiny body went into shock, doctors put a saline drip in her arm, halting imminent organ failure and death. Within two minutes, her pulse stabilised, and hospital staff were able to treat the diarrhoeal disease that was intent on taking her life.
Less than 24 hours later, Sultana was sitting up, fully recovered. “I have my daughter back, thanks to God and the Dhaka Hospital,” says Sultana’s mother.
At what is commonly known in Dhaka as the 'Cholera Hospital', we provide treatment free of charge. But someone has to pay the cost. That’s why we need you.
Just $10 will help us save the life of a child like Sultana. Think how many children’s lives you could save, with just a little generosity.
Each year, we treat more than 120,000 patients, over a third of whom come from families earning less than $4 a day. Fifty-five percent of patients are children under-5. Without treatment, almost a third of them would die.
With this appeal, we are aiming to raise $35,000 by the end of October. This will cover the cost of the medical personnel needed to treat the additional patients we see during post-monsoon epidemics, when numbers can reach 1000+ each day.
Please join us in this important work. Save a life today.