Bwindi Community Hospital has 112 beds and serves 100,000 locals.
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Cannulas, Giving Sets, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Small Scissors, Spacers for Asthmatic Patients, Thermometers (Digital), and Tongue Depressors
Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, and Stethoscope
Dressings, Forceps, Surgery Thread, and Surgical Gloves
Medical Kits and Pregnancy Testing Kits
Albuterol Inhalers, Alcohol Gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins, and Zinc Tablets
Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Soap, Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful), Pediatric NG (Nasogastric) Feeding Tubes, and Pulse Oximeter
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.