G-1358

Hospital Equipment for Uganda

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Financing

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Uganda

Location: Atiak, Northern Uganda

Total Budget: $308,350

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment


Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:

$100

Already Donated:

$100

Still Needed:

-

The project partners were seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. All the funds were raised. Many thanks to the donors. Please check the donation details on the "Financing" tab.

The objective of this Global Grant is to bring state-of-the-art health care to the residents of Northern Uganda by providing medical equipment for a new hospital in Atiak, Uganda. In its first phase, the new hospital will be a Grade IV Health Center, providing services ranging from surgery and anesthesiology to maternity and child health for a population of 100,000. However, the goal is to become a Grade V District Referral Hospital, serving 500,000 people.

Uganda has one of the highest rates of maternal and neonatal deaths in Sub-Sahara Africa. Infant mortality is 57.6/1000, compared to Europe at 4/1000. The rate of maternal death is also very high (1/47 compared to 1/5800 in Europe). Under five mortality in children is also high due to pneumonia, malaria, diarrhea, measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis, hepatitis and HIV/AIDS. The area has been affected by Ebola, and tropical diseases including sleeping sickness.

Uganda has the 3rd highest birth rate in the world, at 43.4 per 1000 population. So the direct beneficiaries will include outpatient and inpatient care for an estimated 2,000 babies, their mothers, and their families. In addition, the new hospital will provide direct medical services for a population of 100,000 people. We will also improve the knowledge and skills of health personnel and staff who work at the hospital, and the hospital will provide an important source of jobs for the community. Because of its location near the border with South Sudan, the hospital is also expected to serve a substantial number of the 600,000 refugees that have fled the current civil war in that country.

The project will be implemented between October 2017 and June 2018:

No. Activity Duration

1 Project development and funding, two months July & August 2017

2 Sourcing and purchase of equipment, 6 months Sept, 2017 - Feb. 2018

3 Project handover, one month March 2018

4 Monitoring and Evaluation, one month May 2018

In September 2015, radio announcements invited the people of Atiak and the surrounding area to a stakeholder engagement and public consultation. The focus of the consultation was to identify needs of the communities so as to make relative prioritization decisions for new investment in specialized services. Methods used for the consultation included eight focus group discussions, observation and interviews with key stakeholders. The participants were asked to identify the six most challenging problems they were facing in their parishes, and they identified lack of appropriate, accessible and affordable healthcare services as a major problem. To demonstrate the community's commitment to improving health care services, the community of Pupwonya Parish donated five acres of land for a hospital, with the offer of more land if required to expand the hospital later. Community youth also volunteered to clear the proposed hospital site. As a result, the major stakeholders came together to form a strategic partnership to design, build and staff the new hospital.

The new hospital was planned with the active engagement of the local community as the significant stakeholders, recognizing that the socio-cultural elements that may promote or adversely impact the hospital's services. The hospital is being built using local labor.

The community planning process described above was coordinated by the Community Development Office of Atiak Sub-County and the Atiak community under the leadership of the Chief of Atiak—a legally recognized position in Uganda. The hospital is named Teresa Ayiko Memorial Hospital in memory of Mama Teresa Ayiko, 1923 -1981, who was a daughter, wife, mother and grandmother of Atiak. She was married in Atiak to Tulio Lam, the son of Musa Bongorwot, Chief of Atiak, and had eight children, five girls and three boys and left many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The hospital is owned by the Alliance for African Assistance, a Uganda non-governmental organization whose Board Chair is the current Chief of Atiak, Richard Santo Apire. The Uganda Alliance has close ties to a sister organization of the same name in San Diego, California, whose Executive Director, Walter Lam, is one of Teresa Ayiko's sons. The San Diego Alliance has donated funds for the hospital, but has no legal connection with it.

The medical equipment provided by this project will allow the hospital to diagnose and treat a broad range of medical problems, including emergency, surgery, anesthesiology, x-ray, obstetrics, neonatal care, laboratory, pathology, etc.

Primary Contacts

Name Club Serving as

Dr. Cyprian Opira Rotary Club of Gulu, Uganda Host Club

Committee Members

1 Dr. Gerald Obai Gulu Rotary Club (Secondary Host Contact)

2 John Minge Gulu Rotary Club (Secondary Host Contact)

Dean Crowder San Diego Rotary Club International Club

1 Bill McDade San Diego Rotary Club (Secondary International Contact)

2 Camille Newbern San Diego Rotary Club (Secondary International Contact)

3 Janette Gray San Diego Rotary Club (Secondary International Contact)

No Rotarian who has a vested interest in the activity (e.g., an employee or board member of a cooperating organization, owner of a store where project goods will be purchased, trustee of a university that a scholar plans to attend) will serve on the grant committee.

The proposed budget for this Global Grant (in US Dollars) is as follows:

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FOR PHASE 1

laboratory

binocular microscope 1 400

centrifuge electric angle head, 8 tubes 1 200

complete blood cell counter 1 10,000

thermostatic bath 1 500

minor equipment (slides, tubes, pipettes etc) 2,000

malaria rapid test 2000 2,000

blood group reagents 1 200

HIV test 200 400

Hepatitis B test 200 400

Hepatitis C test 200 400

VDRL (syphilis test) 200 400

glucometer and reagents 1 200

saturimeter (pulseoxymeter) 1 300

total 17,400

imaging portable x-ray machine 1 70,000

developer 1 4,000

sonographer (echography apparatus) 1 70,000

total 144.000

delivery rooms delivery bed 2 1,000

oxygen concentrator 2 1,000

lamp 2 1,000

hospital bed 4 600

resuscitation bag (adult and neonatal) 4 700

warming table for infant resuscitation 2 1,000

suction apparatus 2 1,000

surgical instruments kit 2 500

vacuum extractor 2 500

total 7,300

outpatient department hospital beds 4 700

ambulance 1 70,000

clinical examination beds 8 2000

otoscope/ ophtalmoscope 4 2000

consultation room lamp 8 2000

computers, printers, back-up units 8 6000

total 82,700

Dental Equipment 50,000

grand total 301,400

We will obtain at least three quotations for all equipment and supplies from at least three suppliers. Our preference of supplier will be local in line with Rotary guidelines. All equipment and supplies will conform to Uganda Government Ministry of Health Guidelines. We will ensure that all equipment and suppliers have both local retailers and local maintenance. Every item on this global grant will be in the sole ownership of the hospital at the end of the project.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9211

Rotary Club of: Gulu

Primary Contact: Cyprian Opira

Email: opira.cyprian@lacorhospital.org

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: San Diego

Primary Contact: Camille Newbern

Email: cnewbern@tomhomgroup.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1893836.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Gulu (9211)

1-Jun-17

$2,000

$2,000

$4,000

San Diego (5340)

1-Jun-17

$13,100

$10,000

$23,100

San Diego Downtown Breakfast (5340)

31-Jul-17

$3,000

-

$3,000

Escondido (5340)

11-Aug-17

$2,000

-

$2,000

Del Mar (5340)

11-Aug-17

$7,700

-

$7,700

Matching Grants Website DAF Donations

Name

Date

Status

Amount

Mia Harenski

29-Aug-17

Collected

$100

Collected

$100

-

$100

Hexham (1030)

9-Sep-17

$1,000

$1,000

$2,000

Southeast San Diego (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Kearny Mesa San Diego (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Chula Vista Sunset (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Solana Beach (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Point Loma (San Diego) (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

El Cajon Sunset (5340)

9-Sep-17

$10,000

$10,000

$20,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$44,450

$73,000

$117,450

Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)

$29,000

Total

$308,350

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

1-Jun-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Creation of project page.

28-Jul-17

by Roger Haines

Changed names of Host Club contacts

31-Jul-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Mal Gallegos of the Rotary Club of San Diego Downtown Breakfast, District 5340.

11-Aug-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by Johnny Watson of the Rotary Club of Escondido, District 5340.

11-Aug-17

by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 by Dugan Moore and Philippe Lamoise of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

15-Aug-17

by Philippe Lamoise

Pledge of $200 by Miles Fleming of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

15-Aug-17

by Dugan Moore

System Entry: Pledge of $2,500 by Dan Smargon of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

29-Aug-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 by Mia Harenski through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Deborah Roberson of the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Alex Hu of the Rotary Club of Kearney Mesa, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Mauricio Torres of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunset, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Richard Makau of the Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Niels Lund of the Rotary Club of Eco-Club of Solana Beach, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Leon Scales of the Rotary Club of Point Loma, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $1,000 with $1,000 DDF by Max Hamps of the Rotary Club of Hexham, District 1030.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Deborah Roberson of the Rotary Club of Southeast San Diego, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Alex Hu of the Rotary Club of Kearny Mesa San Diego, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Mauricio Torres of the Rotary Club of Chula Vista Sunset, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Niels Lund of the Rotary Club of Solana Beach, District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Leon Scales of the Rotary Club of Point Loma (San Diego), District 5340.

9-Sep-17

by Roger Haines

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 with $10,000 DDF by Richard Makau of the Rotary Club of El Cajon Sunset, District 5340.

11-Sep-17

by Janice Kurth

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

16-Dec-17

by Roger Haines

GG 1863836 has been submitted to TRF. We are awaiting authorization from the newly-elected President of the Gulu Rotary Club and District 9211 Foundation Chair.

9-Apr-18

by Roger Haines

At the request of the Uganda Rotary District Foundation Committee, the Gulu Rotary Club has provided supporting documents and responded to comments regarding our Application to RI. We are awaiting authorization from the Uganda Rotary District Foundation Chair.

16-Jul-18

by Roger Haines

The Uganda Rotary District Foundation Chair is reviewing our Global Grant Application. We expect him to authorize the application shortly.

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