As parts of the world re-open, Uganda is fighting a new surge of Covid-19 cases & the heroes on the frontline caring for patients are in desperate need of basic essentials.
Reports suggest that Uganda has lost 50 health workers during the first & second waves of Covid including 16 doctors dying in just the last few weeks. The country already had a shortage of healthcare workers so to lose what medics they had in the midst of a worsening pandemic is devastating.
Masaka Referral Hospital, covering a catchment area of 2 million people, has asked for our help to protect its 200 frontline nurses & doctors by funding masks, gloves & home care kits. We would like to raise at least £3,200 which would buy;
£1,200 = 400 N95 face masks. These masks give the highest level of protection and can be worn a couple of times if they’re washed.