Embrace Relief Providing Aid to Mali

Embrace Relief has an ongoing partnership with Project C.U.R.E in aiming to aid two clinics in Mali’s capital city of Bamako to increase their ability to serve the community that requires medical attention. The two clinics Gaoussou and Clinic Planet Vision require upgrades to their facilities and medical equipment. 

As of this year, there hasn’t been any rainfall in Bamako, leaving them impacted by food insecurity, sanitation, mixed pollution, and sickness. Which includes the most common illnesses:

Meningitis = Inflammation of the brain and spinal cord membranes, typically caused by an infection.

Deafness = Significant loss of hearing.

Malaria = A disease caused by a parasite, transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.

Cataracts = Cloudy areas in the lens of the eye that can cause blurry vision and, eventually, complete blindness if not treated properly.

Upgrading and improving these clinics will ensure that more people can be served effectively and efficiently. The clinics are sustained by funding by missionary groups and sponsors as well as patient fees. While these funds help the facilities run – additional funds are needed to make necessary upgrades to the clinics. 

Clinic Gaouossou Fofana currently has:

  • 9 treatment rooms 
  • Serves 5,000 patients yearly 

Clinic Planet Vision currently has:

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Serves 3,000 patients monthly

The top items requested to improve facility operations include: 

  • Phacoemulsification machine
  • Operating tables 
  • Post-mounted lights
  • Surgical microscopes
  • Tonometer
  • Optical coherence tomography
  • Yag laser
  • Anesthesia machine
  • Infant ventilator 

The two facilities currently focus on ophthalmology and dentistry. The new equipment and supplies will allow for the two clinics to expand from these two departments to six. These new departments include gynecology, otolaryngology services (ear, throat, and nose), urology, and orthopedics. These new medical facilities will allow medical professionals to treat a wider range of diseases, establish a stronger healthcare system, increase the workforce, school attendance, and economic growth. 

By donating today, you can help 1 million people access much-needed health care and improve their lives for years to come. The community will directly thrive as a result of necessary upgrades to the clinics by allowing them to overcome illnesses, regain their health and well-being, and build lives for themselves.