Life-saving medical equipment, including seven hospital beds, have been sent to one of the poorest regions of Uganda, thanks to staff at BMI The Saxon Clinic, in Milton Keynes.
The donation, made through UK charity Med-Aid, was organised by BMI The Saxon Clinic’s Theatre Manager Peter Carter and several other staff members.
Peter said: “A Ugandan's health and life expectancy is among the lowest across the globe. In Uganda, one in every 200 births ends the mother's life, around one million people are living with HIV and malaria accounts for around 14% of all deaths in the country.
“The World Health Organisation ranks the provision of healthcare in the country as 186th out of 191 nations. It is these statistics that made the staff at The Saxon Clinic want to help out in any way possible.”
The equipment will go to The Divine Mercy General Hospital in southern Uganda.
Tim Beacon, the CEO of Med-Aid said: “Med-Aid and BMI The Saxon Clinic have had a long term relationship. It is wonderful to see UK health organisations supporting others less fortunate with such compassion and enthusiasm.”
Rod Morphew, Executive Director at BMI The Saxon Clinic, added: ‘I’m delighted that our staff have been so active in supporting this very good cause and we look forward to continuing this support in the future.’