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Providing Bednets to 200,000 Ugandans

 
$4,549
$55,451
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Summary

This project supplies mosquito nets to 300 staff at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda, and the 200,000 patients served by the hospital, preventing them from getting malaria.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Malaria globally kills over a million people each year most of whom are defenseless children. Malaria is the most prevalent disease of patients presenting to Kisiizi Hospitall and it also disables many of our capable staff. Providing insecticide treated bed nets to patients and staff and educating them on why they should use the nets, how to care for them and store them will reduce the death and disability from malaria.

How will this project solve this problem?

Each patient admitted to Kisiizi Hospital will be given a bed net and personally educated as to why they should use it, how to hang it, care for it and store it. Since most of these patients have malaria, they are highly motivated.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will provide bed nets for as many as possible patients of Kisiizi Hospital thus ending the cycle of repeated attacks of malaria and repeated cycles of death and permanent disability from this preventable disease.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOC file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Dave Hibbard, MD

Project Director and Co-Founder
Boulder, CO United States

Where is this project located?

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