In Africa many people die from diseases that are simply, easily and cheaply preventable or treatable: malaria, diarrhoea, respiratory infections and malnutrition.
In areas with Malaria the use of mosquito bed-nets and administration of high-dose vitamin A can halve the death rate of children under 5.
Since 2010 we have provided communities in eastern Uganda with a total of 2300 mosquito nets and funded the drugs and vitamin A for mobile clinics. We are funding the construction a Health Centre in the village of Busamaga. It should be providing services in the next few months.
In the highlands of Ethiopia, through a local charity and government staff, we helped rural people get better access to: Clean Water, Health Education, Medicines, Vaccination, and Family Planning - things that we in the UK take for granted.
Uganda. Building of the Health Centre that we are funding in the the village of Busamaga is progressing well
Ethiopia. We have now 'handed over' our work in Ethiopia to a newly formed charity. See www.shepethiopia.org.uk
For more information about us and the projects, and how you can help us, use the links above or below.
'SHAPE' is a working name for The Shropshire Health for Africa Project, UK Charity No. 1124253