Ultrasonography to Health Unit





History Logs

Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Valentim Gentil/SP

Total Budget: $32,274

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

Credit Card Fundraising

Fundraising Goal:


Already Donated:


Still Needed:


The project partners are seeking individual donations to bridge a funding gap. Please consider supporting this project with a credit card donation. To do this, click the "Donate Now" button below!

View Online
Proposal Form

After surveys to identify deficiencies in the community, talking to people connected to the health area was noticed the delay for several tests to be performed. The public health system in Brazil is very inefficient and with the strong financial crisis that the country is going through, this has worsened.

The Basic Health Unit of Valentim Gentil has a demand for approximately 550 ultrasound examinations in several medical specialties, especially in the areas of orthopedics, gynecology / obstetrics and pediatrics.

These tests are sent to the Unified Health System (SUS) where, even in more urgent situations, patients wait between 90 and 180 days for care.

The objective of this project is to meet this demand and offer prompt care, reduce the time for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, reduce the risk of worsening and deaths and the cost of treatments.

It will benefit the entire local population, now around 16000 people, and can extend the service to neighboring municipalities with the same need through the formation of a consortium to defray the professional and other expenses necessary for the full operation of the equipment.

The schedule, after finding partners and having the project approved by The Rotary Foundation, is as follows:

1 Acquisition of Equipment and materials - 90 days

2 Adequacy of the site for installation and operation of the project - 150 days

3 Installation and Adjustments of Ultrasound Equipment - 30 days

4 Training of professionals participating in the project - 30 days

5 Installation of the project in operation - 180 days

Project Budget

Siemens Ultrasonography Apparatus $ 26,445.01

Air Conditioning Living Room $ 856.78

Installation Supplies $ 895.14

Exam Table $ 831,20

Medical Chair $ 331.20

Builder $ 1,329.92

Installation - Technical Team $ 997,44

Hosting and Food - Technical Team $ 588.24

Total budgeted: $ 32274.94

Local Rotarians will seek local and international partners and provide financial support for the project; participate in planning, implementation and finalization. They will provide the Rotary Foundation and partners with all information about the project.

Foreign Rotarians will offer financial and professional support to the project; participate in planning, implementation and finalization.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4480

Rotary Club of: Valentim Gentil

Primary Contact: Adalberto J Rodrigues

Email: beto_rod@uol.com.br

Primary International Partner

District: 9790

Rotary Club of: Albury North

Primary Contact: Jim Saleeba

Email: jsaleeba@tpg.com.au

Project Status

Need $10,850
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
Click here to pledge support for this project.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Valentim Gentil (4480)





Albury North (9790)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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

There are no documents yet for this project.
Go to the administration page to upload documents.

Project Photos

History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

© 2010 Philippe Lamoise - Website design by Philippe Lamoise, D2G Online