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£290raised of £300 target by 15 supporters

    Weʼve raised £290 to buy medical resources for a hospital in Tanzania!

    Tengeru, Arusha (Tanzania)
    Funded on Monday, 1st October 2018

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    Hello! So as many of you know I'm a student nurse and I finish the degree in July (yey!). In August I have arranged to be a medical volunteer in a hospital in Tengeru (Tanzania) for just over 3 weeks. I'll be placed on the Paediatric ward, Midwifery and Labour ward, Newborn care and in minor and major surgery. As you can expect, resources are very limited and with recent cuts to Tanzanian governmental hospitals by 50%, there are even fewer resources that most of us would consider to be basic. My aim is to raise £300 to go towards medical resources/equipment and a very, very small amount of this will contribute towards my vaccinations. I have fully funded the trip myself so you are not paying for a holiday!

    To give an idea of how much things will cost, here is a list of the estimated prices in Tanzania:

    Stethoscope £5, Thermometer £5, Box of gloves £2.50, Wound sutures (box of 250) £7, Bottle of hand sanitizer (500ml) £2, Portable pulse oximeter monitor £12, Blood glucose monitor £11, Box of surgical masks (x100) £5, Box of syringes (x100) £4.

    I also hope to buy a mixture of vaccinations while I'm out there, although I can't find prices for those at the moment! Such as Yellow Fever, Rabies, Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid.

    So, dig deep and donate what you can!! I plan on buying these items while I'm out there to get the things which are in demand and this will also put money into the local economy :) Any donations will be greatly appreciated!!



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      • Dom & Helen

        Dom & Helen

        Jul 29, 2018

        What a great way to practically demonstrate God's love Abi. We pray that you have an awesome experience!


      • Anonymous


        Jul 20, 2018

        Hope this helps! 😀


      • Hannah


        Jul 15, 2018

        Have the best time! I can't wait to hear all about everything you do and the people you meet! 😘 Xxx


      • Jess Lee

        Jess Lee

        Jul 15, 2018

        Go Abi!! You'll have a fab time and make a difference I'm sure x


      • Clarissa, Jamie and Seth

        Clarissa, Jamie and Seth

        Jul 15, 2018

        You’re amazing! Have a fab time 😘😁


      • Claire Thwaites

        Claire Thwaites

        Jul 15, 2018

        Go Abi! Go out there and make a difference and make the little ones smile, 😀. X


      • Anonymous


        Jul 6, 2018

        Have an amazing time!


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      Tengeru, Arusha (Tanzania)

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