Sierra Leone is one of the least developed countries worldwide, where access to healthcare is mostly constrained by geographical barriers, extremely high out-of-pocket expenditures, lack of skilled medical staff, and poor service quality. Furthermore, transportation costs to export from the UK has dramatically increased.
By supporting this project, you are helping to send PPE, drapes and screens, mobility aids, medical books, bandages and dressings, derma creams, soaps, stethoscopes, catheters, plus so much more. All of these items will help staff to provide high quality care to their patients. They will be able to diagnose correctly and treat appropriately. Furthermore, the advantage of sending a container is that large and heavy items (far too expensive to send by air) can be sent economically by Inter Care.
Last summer's container was sent to Holy Spirit Hospital in Sierra Leone. Dr Patrick Turay, expressed how important Inter Care's donations are for the health units which have a lack of medical resources. He said, "we have been able to carry out reconstructive surgery due to the quality and effectiveness of the supply of dressings". Furthermore, a boy called Eric, received life-saving oxygen therapy thanks to the O2 concentrator we sent via the container.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).