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Čeští lékaři ošetřili ve spolupráci s MZV ČR téměř 7000 lidí
22. 11. 2021
Čeští lékaři ošetřili v Ugandě ve spolupráci s MZV ČR téměř 7000 lidí. Skupina mediků a mladých lékařů zvaná EMOTER organizuje lékařské výjezdy, kterými zajišťuje zdravotní péči v odlehlých částech Ugandy již přes 2 roky.
Czech doctors with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs treated 7000 people.
22. 11. 2021
Young Czech medical doctors help in remote locations in Uganda. EMOTER organization with a support of the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs treated during the last two years more than 7000 people.
WHAT DOES EMOTER MEAN?
EMOTER is an abbreviation for Essential Medical Outreach and Treatment Rescue. The main focus of our work is medical outreaches. The resulting acronym “emoter” also means “the one who shows emotions”.
WHERE ARE WE HELPING?
Even though we are based in Prague in the Czech Republic, we run our activities mainly in Uganda. Precisely in Nebbi district where we go with our project Medical Outreach.
We chose Nebbi district because it has more than 350 000 of inhabitants and only two hospitals.
EMOTER is a non-profit organization that brings medical care to Uganda. We are a team of doctors and other enthusiasts from the Czech Republic and Uganda working together to improve the standard of living and healthcare availability to those who need us.
EMOTER was founded by three medical students. Now headed by our director Dr. Lenka Karahutova, the team is made up primarily of women, which we are very proud to say.
In a few months, we learned the basics of accounting, programming, fundraising, and even bargaining for medicament prices. Find out how we are transparent and sustainable:
Loono, a non-profit organization, invited our founder Dr. Lenka Karahutova to be a guest speaker on their podcast. In the podcast, you will learn about the various pitfalls of founding a non-profit organization and a snippet of our plans. We wish you a pleasant listening!
I highly appreciate the small organizations that want to change the world.
I think nobody in the world is alone. As the saying goes: "Man is not an island." And when the help is not only local, it shows the wide heart of helpers. It's great that you know the project in detail, that money from donors is not lost somewhere in the space. I keep my fingers crossed for you and I wish EMOTER a lot of strength.
Barbara Nesvadbova, Czech writer
vaccinated and dewormed kids
We are currently actively involved in 4 projects aimed at improving the living conditions of the people of Uganda. Essential for us is the sustainability of individual projects.
We provide medical care
Medical Outreach is a medical mission when our team of volunteers travel to remote areas of Uganda. It is basically “medicine in the jungle” because we build our mobile aid station where our team then provides primary treatment, laboratory tests, preventive care and medicines. During the four-day trip, we can treat more than 2,000 patients, which we also educate in the field of prevention.
We fight infectious diseases
As part of the prevention program, we focus mainly on vaccination (for ex. against tetanus or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer), as well as the distribution of vitamins and deworming tablets. During trips and planned educational workshops, we teach children how to wash their hands properly and take care of their health. We keep careful records of all our patients to prevent revaccination with an already used vaccine.
We help raising a new generation
Unfortunately, we had to reorganize the educational project due to the coronavirus pandemic, and so far, it will only take place in the form of a radio broadcast. However, as soon as possible, we want to organize educational workshops according to the target age group, which will take place directly in schools and will focus on personal hygiene and health care for younger children and on reproductive health and prevention of STD for older children.
We help people in need
In addition to poor health care, people in these areas also face other problems, from poverty and hunger to a lack of basic needs such as drinking water. Through our donor program, we are looking for independent donors and organizations who will help us provide necessary food, clothing, hygiene items, money for tuition and school supplies for those in need. We also cooperate with other organizations who deal with this issue.
At that time, the idea of helping was born in the head of a Czech medical student and laboratory technician from Uganda.
We have not slowed down. We have sent masks, condoms and other aids to Uganda. We were learning, and in autumn, we won the jury’s award in the Social Impact Award competition and the prize of 40 000 CZK.
By 2025, we would like to build a branch office of EMOTER in Nebbi, which would ensure better operation of the organization and enable us to dispense medication to the patients regularly.
We started our own NGO, and already in March, we have treated more than 2,000 people during the medical outreach. Then the covid-19 pandemic made our activities much more difficult.
In 2021, our project was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. We plan 6 outreaches and treat up to 12,000 citizens. New products should also be added to our e-shop during the year.
In the future, we want to start building our hospital and school for medical staff in Nebbi.
More than anything, we need your help, and more than ever, we need it right now. Contribute any amount to us, become one of our proud partners or expand our range.
Donate any amount or organize a charity event and raise money for EMOTER.
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