We are facing a significant shortage of drugs and medical equipment for our on-site healthcare access programs.
Our medical teams are out of medicine, and it’s heartbreaking. We need to find the means to buy more to continue to care for sick families and children in the most rural areas of eastern Indonesia.
Our stocks of medicines are almost finished. We have almost nothing left, and at this moment, the foundation cannot afford to obtain or buy more. We have been overwhelmed by the number of patients for several weeks, and the drug requests are enormous.
For example, during a single day of medical care in a village, we can sometimes give almost a hundred kilos of medicines, vitamins, food supplements or other medical treatments. And since the local communities need medical care – and no one else from our two humanitarian organizations takes care of it – the expenses for medical equipment and medicines are significant.
The Malaria epidemic is also responsible for this because we have no effective medicine (antimalarials), so we use a lot of Paracetamol, Vitamins and other valuable drugs against malaria.
As a reminder, the malaria epidemic, which is seriously rife here, affects approximately 70% of children under five, pregnant women, and so-called “vulnerable” people. The mortality rate is very high, and children are dying of malaria due to a lack of medication.
Here is what we must buy or receive as soon as possible
Medications we need and miss sorely.
- Oral drugs: Paracetamol, Ibuprofene, Apirine, Bethadine, Antiseptics, Salbutamol, Allopurinol, Betahistamine, Domperidone, Metformin, Ambroxol, Scopma, Oralite, Zink, Vitamine C, Vitamine B, Ranitidine, Glibenklamid, Ketoconazole, Antasida;
- Ointments: Gentamicin, Ketoconazole, Kloderma;
- Medical syrups: Sakatonik, Biolycin, San-B-Plex, Mycetin, Caviplex, Paracetamol, Lapimox, Inivit, Curviplex, Hofaxol, Unibaby, Antasida, Amoxicillin, Cefradroxil, Domperidone, Cotrimoxazole;
- Anti-malaria treatments: Primaquin©, Doxycycline©, and Kina©, for seven days treatments;
To renew the stock of the nearly one hundred first aid kits that equip the schools.
- Various bandages – Sterile gauzes – Pins, Latex gloves – Masks – liers, Medical scissors – Thermometer – Povidone-Iodine solution and or Betadine spray – Hypo-allergenic adhesive tape – Antihistamines for insect bites or allergies – PhNeutral eyes drop as Visine – Antibiotic eye drops as Cendo, Xitrol / Erlamyticin – Vitamins for children and adults as Caviplex – Imboost, supplement aimed at strengthening immunity (can be used to treat malaria or dengue fever) – Anti-diarrheal drugs – Medicines to treat ticks, fleas and other parasites – Ointments for burns…
It is therefore crucial, even vital, that we can find the necessary means to supply ourselves with medicines and other health care or medical equipment. To do this, we need you all. We need to receive donations, and it’s as simple as that.
Thank you very much for your generosity and kindness.
We wish you a beautiful day wherever you are. Remember to take care of yourself and everyone you love. It is the most important. Alex Wettstein – Fair Future Foundation – 18.01.2023, Rumah Kambera.
Equipment, health care materials and medicines for these people
Malaria remains one of the most devastating diseases affecting East Indonesia, with thousands of deaths occurring annually and implications for families, communities, and economies.
As we are doing here in Sumba Timur, improving access to clean water and healthy sanitation facilities helps significantly reduce the spread of malaria by limiting the habitats of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need water to breed; if there is no standing water, if the water stays cool, stays out of the light and circulates, they cannot reproduce. In addition, adequate sanitation facilities reduce individuals’ exposure to disease-carrying mosquitoes.
Clean water, such as #waterconnections projects, actively participates in preventing the complications of malaria. People with malaria need to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, which can be difficult in areas where access to clean water is limited, as is the case in the regions where we are right now with the @fairfuturefoundation and @kawanbaikindonesia teams.
In short, improving access to sanitation facilities and clean or safe water is, for all of us here -in the context of our medical care programs- an essential element in the fight against malaria. It will help reduce the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes, prevent complications and improve the recovery of people with malaria. We fight the spread of #malaria by understanding how it is transmitted, providing primary medical care and providing access to clean, uncontaminated water sources. We desperately need antimalarial drugs and rapid tests to detect the disease. You can help us by donating via the foundation’s website. @unicef and @unicefindonesia? Are you ready to fight this epidemic with us? We are onsite, and we need you.
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What does Kawan Baik mean?
So many people ask us what "Kawan" or "Kawan Baik" means... Reading the pages of our site, or the newsletter that Fair Future sends you a maximum of twice a month, you will wonder why we call you "Kawan" all the time. It's a good question and we totally understand that it's a bit of a mystery to all of you. Let's take three minutes, I'll tell you what it means "Kawan" friends.
So here's the explanation: "Kawan" means "friend" in Indonesian. When you add "Baik" to it, it means "my good friend". It's simple, isn't it?
For us, you are -Kawan+your name-, and you are part of all of us because, without you, nothing would be possible. I give you an example: I'm Kawan Alex founder of Fair Future and Kawan Ayu is the founder of Kawan Baik Indonesia.
That's what we all call ourselves here, and so you have your first Indonesian lesson Kawan!
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