Fair Future launches an appeal to be able to complete the medical equipment and the medicines that we lack.
We only have a few days left now to acquire the hundreds of kilos of medical equipment and medicines that we need to help children treat their wounds and the thousands of malaria cases in eastern Indonesia. Can you help us, please?
Hello everybody, how are you today, Kawan?
This an essential update on our more than urgent needs, friends of Fair Future. Today we are taking another step in this primary medical care program for kids in ultra-rural areas. We work very hard, but we lack everything.
To do this, as you read it last week, we planned to leave with the Truck of Life to bring the material related to this program. This includes the finished book and all the educational material used for the various on-site training modules for teaching staff by our medical teams.
Furthermore, we wish, must, want to add a measure to combat the Malaria epidemic, which is seriously raging at the moment here (no problem for me, I have it at the moment, my seasonal crisis), and which nearly 70% affects children under five and pregnant women.
We need to finance the purchase of almost a ton of medical equipment for the primary medical care program for children and a lot of anti-malaria medicine because there is none on site. Malaria’s Malaria mortality rate is very high; kids are dying of malaria from treatment. Read the last week article here about it.
Going back to the primary medical care program for rural kids and in short, people in rural villages do not have access to primary medical care (no water, electricity or food elsewhere, but we are changing that at our level). The “medical centres” are often several hours away on foot when there are any.
The harshness of life here in eastern Indonesia, particularly in East Sumba, means that the kids in the rural areas are often injured. Still, nothing is available to treat them unless you are the. No doctor, knowledge, medical equipment and, of course, no antiseptic or medicine. These injuries can lead to the death of a child or an adult if they get worse. We must therefore act quickly.
This program’s goal is to offer an emergency pharmacy for each rural school, training for each teacher, and a playful and highly educational booklet so that the kids understand the importance of taking care of themselves.
So if you feel like helping us by spreading the message around you, we can come up with something quickly because it is urgent.
About anti-malaria drugs: We want to order medicines to treat the affected people. Mainly children under five, pregnant women and other so-called “vulnerable” people, medically speaking. As you know, we will leave at the end of November with the medical truck loaded with medicines, but we still have a little room for anti-malaria treatments: Primaquin©, Doxycycline©, and Kina©. Help us here.
Thank you from the heart, the November 21st, 2022 – Alexandre Wettstein – CEO, Founder of the Swiss Fair Future Foundation.