Medcare aims to ensure health equalities for sick, deprived children in the developing world through medical and social care. The main focus of work is a dedicated children's medical centre in Uganda.
Medcare is dedicated to serve children in rural Uganda, providing them with a life-line in the face of extreme poverty and disease. The main focus of work is through the Wellspring Children's Medical Centre, serving half a million children. Many of these children suffer from acute malaria, the biggest killer of Ugandan children, and are treated as emergencies on the ward, so saving hundreds of lives. Significant numbers of children seen at the medical centre suffer from HIV and AIDS. A sponsorship scheme for such children provides them with free health care, counselling and social assistance, including a medically approved diet and improved housing. General child health clinics and immunisation programmes provide improved healthcare and life expectancy. Development of disability services through the physiotherapy department is providing hope to hundreds of children suffering from various disabilities, many with cerebral palsy. Medical outreach and sponsorship schemes for village children suffering from AIDS and severe disabilities are transforming young lives. Vocational training facilities and health education are also provided. Medcare's vision is to provide Ugandan village children with accessible, affordable health care, social assistance, hope for the future, security in their own identity and a possible escape from the poverty trap. Medcare believes that no task is too great and no price too high to save the life of a child.
Medcare aims to:
- To make significant improvement in the lives of half a million children disadvantaged by poverty and disease, resulting in a possible escape from the poverty trap.
- To save the lives of thousands of Ugandan children from malaria, the greatest killer of children in Uganda, through prompt and effective treatment of acute cases.
- To provide children suffering from HIV and AIDS with free health care, counselling and social assistance, aiming to improve quality of life and life expectancy.
- To improve the lives of thousands of children suffering from physical disabilities, in particular cerebral palsy, in order to provide them with a secure future through dedicated team work.
Established: May 2011
Registered Charity Number: 1141700
Board members: 6
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 07454666811
Address: Medcare Office Fraser House Bridge Lane Frodsham Cheshire WA6 7HDView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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