Health
 Uganda
Project #1732

Providing Bednets to 200,000 Ugandans

by Kisiizi Malaria & Health Care Project

Summary

This project supplies mosquito nets to 300 staff at Kisiizi Hospital, Uganda, and the 200,000 patients served by the hospital, preventing them from getting malaria.
$60,000
total goal
$55,451
remaining
80
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

Malaria globally kills over a million people each year most of whom are defenseless children. Malaria is the most prevalent disease of patients presenting to Kisiizi Hospitall and it also disables many of our capable staff. Providing insecticide treated bed nets to patients and staff and educating them on why they should use the nets, how to care for them and store them will reduce the death and disability from malaria.

Solution

Each patient admitted to Kisiizi Hospital will be given a bed net and personally educated as to why they should use it, how to hang it, care for it and store it. Since most of these patients have malaria, they are highly motivated.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide bed nets for as many as possible patients of Kisiizi Hospital thus ending the cycle of repeated attacks of malaria and repeated cycles of death and permanent disability from this preventable disease.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOC file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.christinehibbard.org
Dr. Chris' Web page

Organization Information

Kisiizi Malaria & Health Care Project

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.christinehibbard.org
Project Leader:
Dave Hibbard, MD
Project Director and Co-Founder
Boulder, CO United States

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This project is no longer accepting donations.

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