Please donate money to the Sulayman Junkung General Hospital, in Bwiam, The Gambia, towards preparing for and combating the Ebola virus.
The Gambia is a country in West Africa, dwarfed by Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. Recent reports have indicated that Ebola has reached Senegal, which surrounds Gambia. Ebola has not yet reached The Gambia, but has the potential to do so. The already strained healthcare system would be ill equipped to address this menance once it crosses into the country. Current fundraising efforts are being sent to countries that have Ebola cases, but little to nothing is being done to prepare vulnerable locations.
The Sulayman Junkung General Hospital (SJGH) in Bwiam, one of five general hospitals of the Gambia, is in need of infection control materials, basic medicines, and other items to help contain the epidemic once its hits. Power Up Gambia, a U.S. based 501(c)3 non-profit, has worked to bring solar energy to SJGH and other Gambian healthcare facilities, as well as providing human capital and resources to address healthcare inequities and issues. PUG is helping the hospital become better equipped to address the imminent Ebola epidemic.
Funds raised through this campaign will be used by PUG and SJGH to purchase:
Goggles, masks, sprayers (5), Non-contact infrared thermometers (5), rechargeable batteries, rubber boots (20), rubber elbow gloves (20), plastic overalls and head covers (20), glucometers and strips (10), pulse oxymeters (10), sphygnomanometers, stethoscopes.
Waste baskets, garbage bags, sanitizer.
Diazapam, Phenobarbitone, IV fluids (lactates, salines).
I am humbled and grateful to have interned at the SJGH dental clinic through PUG this past summer. During my time at the hospital and associated satellite clinics, I pursued projects and fundraising avenues for the clinic and hospital on a whole, ranging from obtaining oral hygeine supplies, to implementing health education talks on oral hygeine. I have learned much from the beautiful people of the country, and this fundraising venture is one of the continuing ways of giving back and helping PUG and SJGH. Visit my blog to know more about my time in The Gambia.
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