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Mount Gahinga Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris)
Travel + Leisure 2012 Global Vision Award Winner in Sustainability

Uganda

Accommodation

Mount Gahinga Lodge (Volcanoes Safaris)

Project #1

The Bwindi Community Hospital serves 40,000 patients.

Needs

Specifically for Children:
Baby blankets, Baby oil, Baby powder, Baby soap, Cannulas (particularly pediatric cannulas and giving set), Child O2 sats probe, Cloth diapers and clips, Hats (for premature babies), Infant formula milk (must be in date and seal intact), Neonatal sats probe, Newborn clothes (very useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) feeding tubes, Pulse oximeter, Umbilical cord clips, Weighing scales

Surgical:
Crepe Bandages, Dressings, Forceps, Needle holders, Plaster of Paris, Surgical gloves, Surgical scrubs, Swabs

Sutures:
Nylon 1, Silk 2/0 (or any non-absorbable equivalent for skin, such as Ethilon), Vicryl 2/0 (or Chromic 2/0), Vicryl 1, Vicryl 0 (or Chromic 0)

Specialist Equipment:
Fetal doppler, Laryngoscope, Laryngoscope blades (size 1 + 2), Opthalmoscope, Otoscope, Oxygen concentrator, Pediatric laryngoscope, Slit-lamp, Stethoscope, USS doppler + probe

Miscellaneous:
Bed linens, Pillows, Sanitary napkins, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Towels

General Medical:
5ml syringes, 10 ml syringes, 50 ml syringes, Ace bandages, Band-Aids, Blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer), Blood sugar machines and strips, Cannulas, First-Aid kits, Giving sets, Hot pack, Ice/cold pack, Malaria testing kits (RDTs - Rapid Diagnostic Test kits with reagent), Medical dictionary, Needles, Oxford Handbook of Medicine, Oxygen tubing, Pen-torches / flashlights, Pregnancy testing kits, Respiratory masks, Scissors, Small scissors, Spacers for asthmatic patients, Splints, Thermometers, Tongue depressors, Tweezers, Urinary catheter, Urine dipsticks, WHO Hospital Care for Children Book

Medications:
Albuterol inhalers, Alcohol gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (low-dose), Burn cream, Cefalexin, Cefuroxime (any cephalosporin), Co-Amoxiclav (Augmentin), Cough treatments, Ear drops, Eye drops, First aid spray, Flucloxacillin, Hydrocortisone cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium sulfate paste, Metronidazole (Flagyl), Paracetamol, Permethrin (scabies cream), Vitamins, Zinc tablets

All the needs are current as of April 23, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.