Equipment for Public Hospital





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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Brazil

Location: Itapecerica

Total Budget: $38,500

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

The Holy House of Mercy and Maternity Sant'Ana de Itapecerica,philanthropic institution of private law in full operation and providing relevant services to the Itapecerica population and region since 1899. There is currently a monthly average of 20,000 (twenty thousand) outpatient care and 180 (one hundred and eighty) hospitalizations, with 80%(Eighty percent) of these visits are aimed at SUS patients, which means that generates a financial deficit as a result of the low remuneration offered for such calls. Santa Casa currently operates with an installed capacity of 50 (fifty)beds. It maintains a 24-hour Emergency Service and also maintains an "Intermediate Care Unit" with 02 beds, equivalent to a semi-intensive unit and a specialized Maternity containing 6 (six) beds, attending on average 20 deliveries per month. We live a financial situation no different from other Hospitals philanthropic organizations in Brazil, where the funds received are not sufficient to against expenses. We are always aware of the need for improvement and expansion of the services provided, a fact that requires the search of financial resources to continue to offer quality humanized care to patients. We have outdated equipment that needs a update so that we can better assist our patients, so it is extremely important that we have a UCI (Intermediate Care Unit), well equipped because we always have common examples of diseases such as heart problems such as heart attacks, strokes,breathing, problems getting around, and more serious accidents that need continuous monitoring. We have an obstetric team on a 24 hour warning system and seven days a week, and we need some equipment to performing cardiotocography, which consists in monitoring pregnancy during the phases before childbirth, through noninvasive auscultation and visualization fetal heart rate, monitoring of uterine contraction and fetal movements and warm crib that will help establish a state minimum metabolic rate and maintain the newborn's temperature within the normal range.Given the above, this project aims to equip the institution's intermediate care unit.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4560

Rotary Club of: Itapecerica

Primary Contact: Rogério Leão D'Alessandro

Email: rogeriodalessandro@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

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Project Status

Need $15,500
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Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1991234.

Proposed Financing

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District 4560 DDF





Itapecerica (4560)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rogério Leão D'Alessandro

System Entry: Pledge of $10,000 DDF by Rogério Leão D'Alessandro of the Rotary Club of Itapecerica, District 4560.


by Rogério Leão D'Alessandro

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Rogério Leão D'Alessandro of the Rotary Club of Itapecerica, District 4560.

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