Humanitarian Mission "Towards Guinea 2020"
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Humanitarian Mission "Towards Guinea 2020"

The Humanitarian Scalpel Association will carry out its second humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau, surgical mission (orthopedics and general surgery), training of local profe...

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The Humanitarian Scalpel Association will carry out its second humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau, surgical mission (orthopedics and general surgery), training of local professionals in various areas and holding consultations

The Humanitarian Scalpel Association will conduct its second humanitarian mission to Guinea Bissau (Simão Mendes National Hospital), surgical mission (orthopedics and general surgery), training of local professionals in various areas and holding consultations with the inclusion of the otorhinolaryngology specialty. Mission that involves a very heavy logistics dimension with the need for very expensive equipment and materials. The dispatch of these materials, team travel, are also of great monetary demand. It will only be possible, with the solidarity of all who wish to contribute to this mission to a country with glaring humanitarian needs ...

We are talking about a poor country, one of the poorest in the world, with a very high neonatal and child mortality rate, with an average life expectancy of 49 years. Where everything is lacking and health care is scarce and in some areas unavoidable.

It all began with a request for help from a Guinean doctor working in Aveiro to help patients in Guinea who were awaiting orthopedic surgery, as there are no orthopedic surgeons in Guinea.

After the first mission, we found that humanitarian needs are much greater than we thought, so organizing new missions has become a must in order to help the people of Guinea who die from lack of basic health care.

Associated with the medical mission, we associated a support mission to the schools of the Dr José Manuel In´Uba Foundation (doctor who asked us for help), in Mansôa - Guinea Bissau, which are kept with part of the doctor's salary. Thus, part of the container space will be occupied with clothing, school supplies and school furniture for these schools.

The training of Guinea Bissau's health professionals in basic life support, infection prevention and control will also play a very important role in our mission.

About the author

The Humanitarian Scalpel Association is a non-profit association, political or religious. It is headquartered at the Baixo Vouga Hospital Center - Aveiro and aims at humanitarian aid. In February this year, he conducted a mission in Guinea-Bissau at the Simão Mendes National Hospital, where he performed about 140 surgeries and hundreds of dressings and consultations. It has come across a country with glaring needs at all levels of social organization, particularly access to basic health care. Given the difficulties encountered and in order for the work done in Guinea to improve healthcare, we are preparing a new project, "Towards Guinea 2020".

Budget and due dates

To achieve the mission, we still need to raise about 7000 euros to complete the logistics preparation. The mission will take place between 25 January and 8 February. This may be until the end of December 2019.

Mission made up of 16 people, that between travel and accommodation, we are talking about a value close to 15,000 euros, plus the logistics cost of the container that is still being evaluated by the freight forwarder. In the previous mission, the cost exceeded 2000 euros. To ensure this logistics, we lack about 7000 euros, the remaining value was obtained with other donations and events made by our association.

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