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Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda

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Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda
Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda
Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda
Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda
Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda
Help Fund a Children's Burn Unit in Uganda

Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated five children with burns in the past three months. We have greatly helped these children and the community in many aspects including providing a clean and safe environment for their healing especially in relation to the materials used for wound dressing for example new crape bandages, free sterile gauze among others. Some of these materials are reusable in other health centres where some of our patients are first admited before coming to our Hospital. This exposes these children to infections.

Whisper also helps these children and the community through impacting knowledge in order to create awareness about how to prevent injuries caused by burns. This is done especially at the Hospital where by all the caretakers are gathered in small meetings to be sensitised about different conditions.

Above all, Whisper offers and provides these children with the most up to date medical care in the process of treatment and management of these injuries. We have excellent staff with knowledge on management of burns. This is most evidenced by the many number of burns patients we treat and fully recover inluding one of the patients who was treated last month, a 4 year old girl who sustained third degree burns of 36 surface area. She sustained the injuries one week prior to admission at Whisper and she was being managed from a certain health centre. She was poorly managed receiving only IV treatment without dressing. The wounds became very septic and the child was not improving. The mother was told about Whisper and when she brought the child she was managed excellently and within a week's time the child was discharged.

We thank you so much for supporting us and donating to this project. So many lives are being saved.

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Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital is considered one of the best Hospitals in Jinja that treat burns. Basing on the findings at our Hospital, children under five years of age are greatly affected by burns. The community benefits from our hospital through our dedicated support towards the children who have sustained burns.

Some of the burns patients are treated for free because of the economic situations at their homes whereby the caretakers cannot afford the burns treatment bills at any hospital whereas a fews patients are charged some little money for the daily dressing which cannot even be compared to the costs incured during the treatment of burns.

We also impact the community through taking the children who have sustained complications due to burns for further management. This sometimes involves fundraising for plastic surgeries, skin grafting among others. In a month we receive around five children affected by burns and most of these burns are very severe but we go the extra mile to save the children's lives.

Some of the major causes of burns among children of below five years is economic status. Most of children come from deep in the villages where poverty is excess. Families live in small single roomed houses and thats where they cook from making it easier for the children to get burns accidents while playing.

We thank you so much for donating towards this project. So many lives of Ugandan children are being saved.

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Burns are one of the most expensive conditions to treat. This is because there is alot of frequent dressing of the wounds and treatment done. These wounds take quite sometime to fully heal. In the past three months Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital treated nine children with severe burns.
All these children were managed and treated from our Hospital up to full recovery.
We are able to attend to our patients with the best treatment for burns because of the support inform of donations. These donations strictly go for the treatment of the children who are diagnosed with burns. This also involves taking some of these children for further skin grafting whenever required.
So far the Hospital has raised $17,252 for this project which is helping to save alot of lives of children with severe burns.
We thank you so much for the continuous support of our children.

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Treating burns is one of the most expensive treatments at our Hospital especially when the total burns surface area is large. Whisper can spend over $1,351 on a single patient with total burns surface area of above 40% when daily dressing, treatment and skin grafting is involved.

We have so far registered 14 severe burns cases since this year started and the major cause of burns among our patients as reported by most caretakers at our Hospital is domestic violence/child abuse. Most of the burn cases we receive are usually not accidental.

When the investigations were done by our social workers, it was found out that most of our patients are burnt intentionally. They poured on hot water or even hot porridge by one of the members in their families forexample a harsh stepmother, grandmother or inlaws.

Most of these children come from very poor families and are rescued from such severe burns by good samaritans and are brought to Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital where they are taken good care of until they are fully healed. We thank you so much for supporting this project.

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Since the beginning of this year, Whisper's Magical Children's Hospital and Maternity has adimitted 10 children diagnosed with burns. Most of these burns were very severe. 

Burns are expensive to treat depending on the burns surface area of the body. Some of the patients we receive are referrals from other Hospitals and clinics which fail to manage such conditions especially if the child is severely burnt.

Although these patients take a long time to heal, Whisper has managed to save all of them. This project has helped the community in a way that we receive patients who come from very poor families and cannot afford any money for treatment. They are sometimes rejected by other Hospitals who charge for everytime dressing of the wound is done therefore they come to our Hospital hoping for a change in the services and to save the child's life. We treat them for free upto the time when they are fully healed.

We are able to manage such charitable services because of the donations we get from our generous donors. such projects have saved our patients's lives and are so appreciated by the caretakers.




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Location: Bath, Somerset - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Veronika Cejpkova
London, United Kingdom
$17,947 raised of $20,000 goal
80 donations
$2,053 to go
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