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Cancer and Sickle Cell Fund

by Voice for Humanity Uganda
Cancer and Sickle Cell Fund
Cancer and Sickle Cell Fund
Cancer and Sickle Cell Fund
Cancer and Sickle Cell Fund

Summary

This project seeks to improve the quality of life of 56 refugee and host community patients with terminal illnesses especially cancer, and sickle cell patients currently in active care in Adjumani. The project will provide the targeted patients with mobility aids (wheel chairs, tricycle, crutches), cater for specialized investigation fees (CT scan) and transport to Mulago Cancer Institute for ongoing management.

$10,000
total goal
$9,674
remaining
7
donors
1
monthly donor
13
days

Challenge

Adjumani district has recorded over 3336 patients enrolled on palliative care and 2896 of these have since died due to poor quality of care. 80% of these are those suffering from Cancer with Breast and Cervical cancer recording the highest number of patients. Additionally Adjumani hospital does not have any cancer treatment unit or specialized medical personnel to provide the needed care and support.

Solution

Voice for Humanity Uganda in partnership with Peace Hospice Adjumani will provide much needed fees for specialized investigations like CT scan, mobility aids, counseling, transport support for patients and care givers to Mulago cancer institute as well as meet the immediate basic needs of 56 palliative care patients currently on active care. This will ensure patients have the necessary financial resources to meet the costs of transport and treatment/specialized investigations.

Long-Term Impact

The long term impact of this project will be the overall improvement in the quality of life of patients with terminal illnesses in Adjumani. 56 patients currently enrolled on palliative care will directly benefit from increased access to care and support both at home and at Mulago Cancer Institute.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Program Managers facebook page for project updates
Organizational facebook page for project updates

Organization Information

Voice for Humanity Uganda

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @vfhuga
Project Leader:
David Elungat
Kampala, Uganda
$326 raised of $10,000 goal
 
7 donations
$9,674 to go
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