Accommodation

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Project

Bwindi Community Hospital has 112 beds and serves 100,000 locals.

Needs

General Medical:
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

Specialist Equipment:
Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, and Stethoscope

Surgical:
Dressings, Forceps, Surgery Thread, and Surgical Gloves

Testing Kits:
Medical Kits and Pregnancy Testing Kits

Medications:
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

Linens:
Bed Linens, Pillows, and Towels

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of July 25, 2016

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 take them.

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.