A new surgical centre has been built in Jinja, a large town in east Uganda, by the charity ANDO Modular Aid. We are urgently seeking donations to equip this clinic with an appropriate anaesthesia machine, that will enable the safe surgical treatment of patients with painful or debilitating conditions, including children with cleft lip and palate, burns and injuries.
Jinja Clinic will be a centre for reconstructive surgery and will train medical staff from across Uganda and beyond. Reconstructive surgery, needed to treat burns, birth defects, cancer and injuries, but is rarely available or affordable in Uganda. The resulting deaths, disfigurement, disability and devastating scars, both physical and emotional, ruins lives.
With your help, we will supply a robust anaesthesia machine that keeps working even during a power cut or should oxygen supplies fail. This machine is simple to use and maintain, so can be easily serviced by local technicians. It incorporates a ventilator and oxygen concentrator that can be used to support patients in intensive care. It will provide affordable anaesthesia for 5 to 10 years.
Half of the funds for the new anaesthesia machine have already been secured and we are now looking to raise a further £8,685 to supply the anaesthesia machine with a patient monitor. Any contribution towards this total would be greatly appreciated, as every penny counts. Please consider donating today using the link below. Thank you.
Photos Woodrow Wilson and Ando Modular Aid
Africa is disproportionately affected by burns. Many children suffer terrible burns from open fires and kerosene cookers, which are the primary means of cooking food.
Cleft lip and palate are treatable if appropriate reconstructive surgical and anaesthesia services are available.
Noma is an infection that destroys the jaw, mouth, nose, eyes and leads to death if left untreated. It mainly affects children under 5 and is associated with malnutrition and poverty. Reconstructive surgery is needed to treat the condition and correct deformities.
Tumours, left untreated due to lack of access to affordable surgery, cause terrible disabilities and disfigurement in all ages.