News

08Nov

Big Give Online Christmas Challenge 2019

Inter Care Support Infection Control

For the last two years, Inter Care have been campaigning via The Big Give Christmas Challenge to support patients of rural sub-Saharan Africa who really need it.  Each year we have smashed our target and we have seen extra-ordinary results with the money raised. We hope to continue this vital work with your support.

Fighting Infection The Campaign

This year we hope to support the fight of infections in Africa by providing vital antibiotics and other medical aid.  We want to reach the most vulnerable children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa by sending donated medical supplies to those who would otherwise have died from treatable infections.  Treating and controlling infections continue to be a major issue for those providing healthcare in rural Africa.  In these areas it is the most vulnerable (the young, the old, the poor) who suffer most.  World Health Organisation statistics show, following AIDS/HIV related deaths,  respiratory tract infections is the second most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa,  and diarrhoeal disease is third.  Inter care already has large quantities of donated medical supplies, which need transporting to Africa.  This project will enable us to acquire and transport regular, sustainable supplies of these vital, life-saving medicines.  Antibiotics are crucial, but are not a complete solution, so personal Protective equipment, dressings and similar healthcare goods will also need supplying so that infections of all types can be treated and prevented.

How You Can Have an Impact What your money will do

£10 will allow Inter Care to support infection control by sending medical supplies such as dressings, bandages and personal equipment.  This could stop infections occurring in up to 10 patients.
£50 will send a batch of medical devices and equipment e.g. stethoscope, to assist with ongoing diagnosis and treatment of Patients.
£100 will purchase/send 8000 tabs of Anti-biotics e.g. Amoxicillin which can treat 380 patients.

The Impact Susan’s Story

Little Susan was showing signs of a fever and infection.  There was only one thing her Grandmother could do. She set on foot from Mozambique and travelled for many hours cradling her granddaughter is her arms.  After many hours, they reached Nzama, Malawi.  Susan’s Grandmother rushed into the Hospital to access treatment including medicines supplied by Inter Care.  Susan given treatment she desperately needed and was soon back to being a happy child.  Susan’s Grandmother told us, “without the treatment, baby Susan would have probably died”.

We aim to help more people like little Susan so they can grow happy and healthy without fighting treatable infections.

 

For one week, online only – every £ donated to our charity will be matched – so worth double between 12pm (midday) Tues 3rd December – 12pm Tues 10th December.  Our aim is to reach our target of £14,000.  Go to www.thebiggive.org.uk and search Inter Care.  Help us to support infection control today.  Thank you.