AN URGENT appeal has been issued by the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan for donations of basic life-saving surgical equipment.
More than 1,000 people have so far been killed in the unrest in the republic, which started last month. Many more have been seriously injured and hundreds of thousands have been displaced.
Senior surgeon Dr Dario Kuron Lado has appealed to the St Mary’s Hospital Isle of Wight-Juba Teaching Hospital Link to co-ordinate donations of surgical equipment, such as oxygen masks, catheters, gauze and sterile gloves.
The Juba Link is also seeking donations to buy these items and is working with Wells Offshore, a subsidiary of Day Lewis Pharmacy Group, which exports to developing countries.
Donations can be sent to treasurer, Mr T. H. Walsh, Roud Cottage, near Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 3LH. Cheques should be made payable to St Mary’s Hospital, IW-JTH Link. Donations can also be made through Justgiving — www.justgiving.com/stmaryshospital
For donations of equipment, contact Dr Eluzai Hakim at the department of adult medicine and rehabilitation at St Mary’s Hospital.