במסגרת התוכנית: צוותי רפואה מתנדבים מעניקים סיוע רפואי בבית החולים המקומי, מספקים תרופות וציוד רפואי, תומכים ברכישת אוכל, ביגוד ועוד
Israeli Medicine on the equator, has been operating in Chiboga, Uganda, for the past fifteen years.
Since 2005, Israeli doctors have been volunteering in the local hospital and rural clinics in the district. The district is considered one of the poorest and most deprived in the country.
The volunteers provide medical assistance at the district hospital, guide local teams, and visit rural clinics in the most remote areas where medical services are lacking.
The doctors provide disease outreach services, information and guidance in improving hygiene habits and educational programs for preventive medicine in schools, kindergartens and throughout local communities.
Since the program’s inception, the medical teams have treated hundreds of patients, saving lives and successfully managing critical cases. Over the years, more than 200 doctors have volunteered for periods of months in Chiboga.
The crisis generated by the pandemic resulted in an unbearable reality in Africa, deepening the levels of poverty, increasing the shortage of supplies and vaccines, where the vaccination rate for covid, remains at 6%. The closure of Africa’s borders further exacerbated the crisis, restricting the shipment of medical equipment and limiting the economic activity.
The rise in the poverty rate, requires greater intervention and the continued transportation of medical supplies and assistance.
Within the framework of the program, teams of volunteer doctors provide medical assistance to the district hospital, supply medicines and medical equipment, assist in the purchase of food, clothing and other basic necessities.
It is our duty, as a society in solidarity among nations, to support developing countries and poor communities who are suffering drastic human consequences due to the pandemic.
Help us support 400,000 citizens of Chiboga, to provide optimal services to populations in need who live in the most complex conditions in Africa, suffering from infectious diseases including malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, and other respiratory illnesses.
Help us to operate clinics for the treatment of diabetes, uterine cancer as well as to establish asthma treatment clinics by providing medications for respiratory infection diseases.
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The activity of Israeli Medicine in the equator is supported by Solel Bone International SBI, the Agency for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV), in addition to the Union of Medicine in Israel and the Ministry of Health of Uganda.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a significant decrease in private donations, thus we request from the Israeli public in general, and the medical community in particular, to support, assist and participate in this wonderful human endeavor to help these communities.
With appreciation, volunteers and project team of Israeli Medicine on the equator