GADP is a not for profit charity. Our work is not possible without the generosity of others. We rely on winning grants and fundraising contributions to provide the resources needed to deliver our programs of work.
Low quality surgical and anaesthetic care is responsible for a significant amount of avoidable death and disability worldwide. COVID 19 presents a further challenge for healthcare systems and staff in LMIC. A rapid expansion of critical care services, upskilling of staff and procurement of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be limited by financial constraints and competition for resources.
Our needs assessment early in the pandemic, highlighted a lack of PPE as the greatest concern among the low and middle-income country anaesthetists we spoke with. Procured PPE and donations to government have sadly been insufficient to meet the needs of anaesthesia providers in our partner countries, Zambia and Ethiopia, and therefore as a partnership we chose this as one of our areas of focus. So far we have:
- purchased 1,000 N95 masks which arrived at UTH, Zambia in early May
- gained a donation of 300 face shields which are now on route
- researched and developed resources in partnership with the WFSA concerning innovative, homemade PPE and guidance
- collaborated with local groups and traders in Zambia to produce more face shields, surgical masks and surgical gowns
Following these successes, we want to increase our support with PPE further including increasing local production in both partner countries. We will appreciate any support you are able to give with the below fundraising campaign enabling us to purchase resources to do this. Any funds raised surplus to this will go towards the work of the charity.
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