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Project information

Incubator Challenge

FOCSA has donated incubators to more than 20 Hospitals over the last 20 years, and this piece of equipment has proved to be the most useful and consistently needed - but many are reaching the end of their useful lives. We are raising money to replace as many basic level incubators as possible.

December 2017 - March 2018

Charity information: Friends Of Colombia For Social Aid

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  • Need

    Need

    Many Colombians are living in poverty, without adequate maternity care, particularly amongst displaced populations. There are many very young mothers, and babies born to these populations are often compromised and have sadly high mortality rates. The hospitals serving these populations are in desperate need of incubators to help improve the outcomes for these babies.

    Solution

    Incubators are the single most effective piece of equipment in providing small, often premature, and undernourished babies with the best environment to improve their neonatal health.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To replace the oldest incubators previously provided by FOCSA

    Activities

    » Raise Funds
    » Identify the oldest incubators donated by FOCSA, and institution
    » Purchase new incubators up to the amount of funds raised

    Delivery of incubators to the hospitals


  • Impact

    Impact

    Reduction of infant mortality in the hospitals selected - we will ask each hospital to give statistics regarding use of the equipment and infant mortality rates

    Risk

    Risk of theft or misuse - we ask each institution to sign an undertaking to acknowledge that the donation is subject to forfeiture in the case of misuse.

    We make follow-up visits to ensure that the equipment in still in place and being used correctly.

    Reporting

    We will provide feedback via our newsletter and a targeted mailing to the individual donors

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £25,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Incubators Buy and deliver up to 10 incubators
  • Background

    Location

    Colombia

    Beneficiaries

    Colombian babies and mothers

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a specialisation this field

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Margarita Gonzales

    Responsible for equipment purchasing

    Maria Cristina Kley

    Responsible for delivery of incubators to hospitals and follow up visits

    Laura Rangel

    President of charity and responsible for encouraging our partners and donors