What we need most at the Hospital is running costs; money for paying staff a competitive wage, keeping power on at night, fuel for sending teams into the community on outreach sessions, and drugs to give to our patients.
Our projected running cost for the financial year 2011/12 (June-June) is $750,000, and is used to provide essential, life saving services to 100,000 people. Money goes much farther here than it does in the West, and a great deal can be accomplished with a small amount:
- $5 pays for a mosquito net used to prevent someone from contracting malaria
$10 pays for a person to get tested for HIV and know their status
- $27 pays for admission to one of our Wards for a day
- $100 pays for a safe delivery
- $250 pays for the milk and food we give to a malnourished child for a month
We gladly accept gifts in kind, and are always very grateful for any drugs, supplies, or equipment that is donated to us. Gifts in kind from partner organizations such as the Joint Clinical Research Centre, who provide us with a portion of our HIV/AIDS treatment drugs, play a large role in enabling us to continue our service.
Gifts in kind from individuals are very welcome, although often times it is more cost effective to buy items in Uganda than it is to buy them in the West and bring them overseas. For this reason we encourage monetary donations but there are always things we need here that people travelling to Bwindi can bring with them.
We are always in need of laptop computers for record keeping and data management at the Hospital. View a complete list of items to bring
We are currently looking for money for:
- The annual cost of our Community Health Programme- $75,000
- The annual cost of running our Health Centre II in Byumba- $25,000
- A motorbike for our Health Centre II in Byumba- $2,500
- The annual cost of our HIV CD4 testing- $30,000