P-2609

Palliative Care and Home Care

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Project Description

Country: Thailand

Location: MaeChan Thailand

Total Budget: $15,000

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Activity Type: Health: Disease

Summary: Anchorage


Need: There are over 900 patients in northern Thailand who have difficulty breathing due to asthma, emphysema, pneumonia etc. The region is often inundated with unhealthy levels of smoke from Thailand and neighboring countries who burn rice fields. They can be helped by the use of an at home Oxygen concentrator. The Maechan hospital currently has only 10 units to lend out and would like to do more. Maechan is a city in northern Thailand and the Rotary Club of Maechan would be our partner in this project.

Many patients are in home-based care and develop bedsores because caretakers don't have time to look after them. The anti-bedsore mattress can help. The Maechan hospital currently has only 10 of these mattresses. The patients are primarily from very low-income areas in the ChiangRai district of Thailand. Many are ethnic Hilltribe farmers.

The need for these pieces of medical equipment is coupled with the education to increase the levels of awareness and attitudes towards palliative care to the general public.

The Maechan Hospital serves many under-privileged, low income and low literate farmers and Hilltribe people including undocumented citizens from 4 nearby districts in the north of Thailand.

We are asking for funding to purchase 34 more oxygen concentrators, 10 bedsore mattresses and funding for training and project management. The line item for "project management" is put in to cover any fluctuations in currency exchange rates, or change in costs.

Timeline: Once funds are received, the equipment will be purchased and given to the Maechan Hospital for distribution to those in need. Education and training would be done shortly thereafter within the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

Project Contact Person

District: 5010

Rotary Club of: Anchorage East

Primary Contact: Kathleen Madden

Email: kathmadden1@juno.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Anchorage East (5010)

21-Mar-19

$7,500

$7,500

$15,000

Total

$7,500

$7,500

$15,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries

21-Mar-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

30-Mar-19

by Vivian Finlay

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

14-Apr-19

by Kathleen Madden

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

14-Apr-19

by Kathleen Madden

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

14-Apr-19

by Kathleen Madden

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

14-Apr-19

by Kathleen Madden

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

14-Apr-19

by Kathleen Madden

System Entry: Project signed by Kathleen Madden.

14-Apr-19

by Paul Paslay

System Entry: Project signed by Paul Paslay.

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