Superheroes needed! Let's help Meshak and his mom in a difficult time!

Democratic Republic of Congo

The second largest country of Africa, full of paradoxes. On one hand, it is rich in natural resources (including cobalt, copper, coltan, crude oil, diamonds, gold); on the other hand, its inhabitants are among the poorest in the world. For decades, the DRC has been suffering from prolonged conflicts that have led to one of the most severe humanitarian crises in the world.

Overview:
  • 77% of the population live in extreme poverty for less than $1.90 a day
  • 16% of the country’s population, i.e. over 13 million people, require immediate humanitarian assistance
  • 13,6 million people are deprived of access to safe water sources and proper sanitary and hygienic facilities
  • numerous outbreaks of deadly diseases, including measles, malaria, cholera and Ebola
  • about 10% of all malaria deaths in sub-Saharan Africa occurred here
Our hospital carries over

27 000

medical procedures per year
We treat about

7000

malaria patients every year
Our midwives delivered about

953

babies in 2023

03.08.2023

“Such children are often discharged from hospitals because they cannot be helped. I am convinced that this would have been the case with Meshak,” says Agnieszka, “but he responds with movement, there is some contact. There is hope.”

Cerebral malaria is an extremely difficult opponent. Drowsiness passing to disorientation and then coma can last for several days, but it can also come suddenly, preceded by convulsions. It is difficult to watch a child suffer.

Meshak’s mother comes from a village 30 kilometres from our hospital. Their local hospital exists only in theory – it even lacks beds and needles. She travelled the distance on foot with her two children, even though she herself is in poor condition. By the time she reached us, she had nothing left – neither food nor any clothes to change into. She was only holding Meshak in a sling, and leading her daughter Alice by the hand.

We don’t know how Meshak’s situation will develop because the effects of cerebral malaria are unpredictable. He has fevers, so he is under constant observation by our hospital doctors. We perform regular follow-up blood tests. One thing is certain – he will need tremendous rehabilitation soon.

But there are things we can do together right now – the most important thing is the boy’s nutrition. We are feeding him through a probe with ground, high-protein food and fruit pulps. We are also nourishing his mum, whose house was burnt down as a result of fighting between the rebels and the army. Meshak and his mum need a superhero today – will you answer our call?

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR