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Support Needed for Katutura Hospital Goodie Bag Initiative

todayJune 6, 2024 6

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By Dilia Mazula

 

 

In response to the dire conditions at Katutura Hospital, the WeCare Foundation is spearheading a heartfelt initiative to bring some much-needed relief and joy to patients. Between June and July, the foundation plans to deliver goodie bags to the hospital, specifically targeting the maternity ward, pediatric ward, and even the emergency room if enough donations are received. The initiative highlights the urgent need for support and the power of community involvement in making a difference.

The State of Katutura Hospital

Katutura Hospital has long been grappling with inadequate facilities and poor conditions, particularly affecting vulnerable patients such as newborns with compromised immune systems. The WeCare Foundation’s initiative aims to alleviate some of the stress faced by these patients and their families through a comprehensive deep clean of the maternity and pediatric wards, followed by the distribution of goodie bags.

How You Can Help

The success of this initiative hinges on community support. The WeCare Foundation is seeking donations of various items to meet the hospital’s needs. Here’s a list of the items required:

For Cleaning:

  • Floor Cleaner
  • Window Cleaner
  • Pine Gel
  • Jaye’s Fluid
  • Washing Powder
  • Stasoft

Bedding and Furniture:

  • 500 Flat Sheets
  • 500 Fitted Sheets
  • 500 Blankets
  • 500 Pillows and Pillowcases
  • 3 Fridges
  • 3 Kettles
  • 3 Microwaves
  • Couches & Chairs
  • Shelving

For Repairs:

  • 16 Lockable Standard Doors
  • 4 Toilets
  • 4 Wash Basins with Taps
  • 4 Standard Bathtubs

Goodie Bags for New Mothers:

  • Newborn Diapers
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Mini Sanitizer
  • Newborn Babygro
  • Newborn Vest
  • Baby Socks
  • Beanie
  • Baby Blanket
  • Snack Bars
  • Cup of Soup
  • 2-Min Noodles
  • Pack of Sanitary Pads
  • Coffee or Tea Sachets

Goodie Bags for Sick Children:

  • Diapers (Any Size)
  • Wet Wipes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cup of Soup
  • 2-Min Noodles
  • Snack Bars
  • Sweets or Chocolates
  • Drink O Pop Cooldrink or Juice Boxes
  • Packet of Chips
  • Mini Sanitizer

Goodie Bags for the Emergency Room:

  • Mini Sanitizer
  • Packet of Plasters
  • Snack Bars
  • Coffee Sachet
  • Packet of Chips
  • Mini Juice or Drink O Pop
  • Toilet Paper or Cleaning Wipes

Additionally, the foundation needs a large number of Ziplock bags for packaging, as well as cleaning materials such as sponges and dishrags.

Financial Contributions

Financial contributions are also welcome and can be made to the following account:

  • WeCare Foundation
  • FNB Namibia
  • Account Number: 282672
  • Branch Code: 64277558804
  • Reference: Katutura Hospital

Written by: Dilia Mazula

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