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Life-saving surgery for 20 children in S.E Nigeria

by AMURT UK Effective Nonprofit

Summary

This project will provide life-saving surgery to at least 20 babies and children from disadvantaged families in Ebonyi State, S.E. Nigeria. AMURT Assisted Health Centre's are receiving increasing numbers of patients with life threatening conditions as their reputation for high quality care grows. Many of the cases are babies and children whose families are impoverished and unable to pay for surgery to save the life of their loved ones.

$10,000
total goal
$6,525
remaining
8
days

Challenge

AMURT works in remote rural areas of Ebonyi State. According to the National Bureau of Statistics 73.6% of the state population live on less than US$1 per day, the % is higher in rural areas. This means families can't feed themselves properly let alone pay for expensive life-saving surgery. Some of the serious conditions children present with include spina bifida (when spine and spinal chord don't form properly), Hydrocephalus (where fluid accumulates in the brain) & intestinal obstruction.

Solution

AMURT will sponsor the treatment of children whose families can't afford to pay for the surgeries themselves. This will ensure peace of mind for the families that their loved ones will be taken care of without having to get into a spiral of debt by taking out expensive loans. Surgeries can range between US$100 and several thousand depending on the condition and possible complications.

Long-Term Impact

At least 20 children and possibly more will have access to treatment that could save their lives.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​amurt.org.uk/​
AMURT UK facebook page
AMURT UK delivery partner AMURT Nigeria report2017
AMURT Foundation Nigeria facebook page
AMURT UK Delivery Partner AMURT Foundation Nigeria

Organization Information

AMURT UK

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​amurt.org.uk/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Supriya Horn
London, United Kingdom
Donations: $3,475 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 25 (40 needed)
 
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