The goal of our project is to offer 1000 free surgical procedures to the less privileged people in the Kalangala District of Uganda in Eastern Africa. Kalangala district consists of 65 islands with human settlement located in Lake Victoria. Many people on the islands are very poor and cannot afford medical or surgical care. For this reason, we send health aid workers to camps to save lives and rescue people from the chronic pain and disability.These procedures will include general, plastic, opht
Kalangala has only one doctor, no standard theater (operating room) and no regularly visiting specialists. The people are very poor, with most living on less than a dollar a day. When relatives become sick, they often spend most of their family earnings on palliative care, keeping them in a cycle of poverty.
Unlike medical camps, surgical camps completely remove physical pain. It is a life saving project. The surgical camps not only save lives of the victims and restores hope to them but saves families from chronic poverty. In our first surgical camp, we repaired large hernias, removed prostate and breast cancers, and restored sight via eye surgeries. By performing these surgeries, we were able to help children return to school and adults regain ability to care for their families and return to work.
It is indicated that one patient with chronic disease affects the whole family and clan because they must continue to raise money to help and must take time away from work to look after the patient for years. Our project promotes wellness of society and disease prevention. It eradicates poverty in society and promotes education to community. Please help us!.