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A campaign has been set up on Backabuddy and raised almost R1 million to support the doctors, nurses and medical staff that work in the ICU’s and high care units across medical facilities in South Africa.

 

South Africa (3 April 2020) – In the face of the Coronavirus, we as a country and specifically our healthcare system will be tested.

The world is facing an unprecedented time with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The virus has to date infected over 1 million people globally, resulting in more than 54 000 deaths, leaving more than two billion people around the world in some form of lockdown or self-isolation.

Our doctors, medical staff and especially our Intensive Care Units will be at the frontline in addressing the needs of those who do fall ill and in saving lives.

A campaign has been set up on Backabuddy and raised almost R1 million to support the doctors, nurses and medical staff that work in the ICU’s and high care units across medical facilities in South Africa. To help buy the equipment and supplies needed for them to do the vital work they do.

To support our campaign, Vula Mobile, a network of over 11 000 health professionals in South Africa, has come on board to help identify the areas in need of support, so that funds can be directed where they are most needed.

Funds raised will be used for:

  • Manual and automated Ventilation equipment
  • Intubation equipment
  • Safety equipment for medical staff
  • Medical supplies

Gift of The Givers is a member of the working group that monitors the needs of healthcare facilities across South Africa and funds donated through this campaign will be directed to those facilities with the most need.

“We hope that with measures already being put in place that in South Africa Coronavirus will not become a pandemic.”

  • Donors and the greater public will be informed as to how funds are spent.
  • Section 18A tax exemption certificate issued on request by ‘Gift of the Givers’ for the full value of your donation.
  • All funds raised will be used to purchase equipment and supplies where they are needed most in medical facilities in South Africa.

To support this crowdfund, click here.


Source: Backabuddy
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