Whisper runs a high-impact children's hospital and a maternity department in Jinja, Uganda. Covid-19 hit Uganda hard, with 30+ people testing positive and the Ugandan government banning public transport and locking down the towns. This makes it extremely hard for severely sick children and expectant mothers to get to the hospitals, most of which are closed or are left without medical staff or medicine. With your help, Whisper's hospital will stay open to provide much-needed healthcare.
With your help, Whisper's Hospital will stay open. So far it is operating normally despite the severe measures taken by the government. We're ensuring that our staff are able to get to work by transporting them by car or providing them with free on-site accommodation. Helping to fund this project will help hundreds of children, pregnant mothers and newborn babies who will be able to receive life-saving medical attention without compromising on the safety of our staff and our patients.
We are making sure that all the protective measures, such as surgical masks, respirators, gloves, disinfectants, soaps, and not least medication are available to protect our staff and our clients. All staff members and all patients are given a face mask, or a respirator. They all have an opportunity to wash and disinfect their hands in every area of the hospital. Free food is also provided during the crisis, where lots of markets are now closed and elsewhere food prices have tripled in costs.
Longer term we want to arrange formal impact assessments that we think will make a compelling case for funding hospitals like Whisper's. At least until then, we really need your help to get us through this difficult period with the extra costs we are facing. If you just give to one charity, make that charity Whisper! If you can't give at the moment, but you still want to help, anything you can do to share our campaign, for example on social media, will help us. Thank you for reading.
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