Covid-19 crisis assistance: 3D face mask printing for NHS staff

The NHS has a great need of a lot of specialized equipment and materials at the moment. One item is surgical face masks. These can be 3D printed and though a contact of one of the Rose Charities UK directors assistance has been given to a facility being set up for the purpose which will provide masks at only material cost(s). (or free if sufficient donations)….    There has been a crowd-funding site set up .. which states..

The NHS is currently facing a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak, exacerbated by the interruption of supply chains from China. Priority has rightly been given to hospital workers but GPs and their staff have been asked to source their own PPE.    In the coming weeks, it is predicted that these healthcare workers will be seeing thousands of sufferers of COVID 19, exposing themselves to high loads of the virus and putting themselves at risk (over 10% of healthcare workers have COVID in Italy and to date 43 doctors have perished from this awful disease).   An essential piece of PPE is the universal face visor which is now part of the WHO & PHE recommended kit for examining these patients. Wearing this can significantly lower the risk of transmission and lower exposure to large volumes of the virus.   Across the country, people with access to 3D printing and appropriate equipment are able to make an approved face mask for the healthcare workers to use on the front line and we would like to do this without making any profit.

Earlier this week, four generous families started the ball rolling by buying a 3D printer each, and another family generously donated filament. Since then, many people have generously donated and we have been able to buy printers and materials so that, by the end of the week, we will be producing 500 shields per week.  However, this is not enough! We can significantly increase this to up to over 10,000 visors per week if we can raise enough money to start producing the parts through an injection moulding process. All the development work for the tooling is done, so as soon as we have the funds, we can give the go ahead for production! .When there is no longer a need for these visors, we will donate any printers bought with the money raised to secondary schools that need them.

Donate direct to the visor program, or  through Rose Charities UK (state where donation is for in our standard donation drop-downs)

 

Rose Charities trains vital neonatal resuscitation at Albert Schweitzer Hopital Haiti

Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

Last week, a team of 3 Canadian health professionals from Rose Haiti Healthcare Education conducted a training on #neonatal resuscitation with 31 members of our staff. They did an initial training with 3 senior nurses and 3 pediatricians, who then assisted with training through the week. These 6 HAS employees will train the remainder of the staff

and run practice scenarios every 1-2 months to maintain their competency. We are grateful for the knowledge and skills Rose Haiti Healthcare Education shared with our team! Our nurses and physicians are better equipped to save the lives of our tiniest patients.

Music for Malambo London: One Tree Hill Sinfonia; Schubert, Vaughan-Williams, Dvorak. Sat 15th September

One Tree Hill Sinfonia Concert

Come and help support the amazing work of Malambo Grassroots in Zambia . Education, Music, Income Generation Health programs in rural Zambia where needs are huge.  A chance to hear the amazing One Tree Hill Sinfonia and help so many at the same time.

Tickets 10 pounds. St Augustine’s, Honour Oak Park SE23.  6pm

Donations also always gratefully received: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/malambo

Lombok Earthquake Relief ..

Rose Charities UK is assisting in providing much needed aid relief to the devastating series of earthquakes which have occurred in Lombok, Indonesia. Working with our Board Member Khalid Virani who was in the region at the time of the quakes, knows the area well and has a reliable network of contacts on the ground we are providing relief supplies such as non perishable food including rice and cooking oil, drinking water, ponchos, tarpaulin and basic medical materials to help alleviate the ongoing

Well over 250 people are confirmed dead, thousands missing or injured and tens of thousands displaced from their homes. Any donations hugely appreciated. Rose Charities UK takes no administration costs and works locally where needs can be met at ground level

Donate through our JustGiving site – please state ‘Lombok’ in the ‘comments/notes’ field

‘Maintaining Compassion in a Fractured World’ : Rose Charities 2018 Conference, Vancouver


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Rose Charities 20 year Anniversary Conference on International Community Development:  building  small, sustainable, local projects

Discussions; Workshops; Panels; Presentations…

Keynote speakers:   Ms Morgan Weinberg: Founder ‘Little Footprints, Big Steps’     Peter Robinson. Ex CEO. David Suzuki Foundation and M.E.C. Vancouver

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Others will include,  Dato’ Lawrence Cheah – Rose International Chair and Social Philanthropist, Dr Andrew Macnab -International Health;  Dr Joanne Young – Hillman Fund; Dr Diana Carter – Cultural Psychiatry, Ms Sarala Adhikari, Jean Lubin,  Dr Nous Sarom, Richard Anthony – community program directors.  Program founders and leader also  from Rose Charities and other programs in Africa, Asia, and the Americas .

Information (doc),        Registration

Rose Charities 2018 International Report (pdf)

Education For Leadership program gets underway !

Educating for leadership for our future world..

Rose Charities UK’s new ‘Education for Leadership’  (‘E4L’) Program is now underway.  Starting with Uganda where  Rose Charities organizations assist or run three schools, health outreach and postgraduate health care training.  The Rose program known as ‘Smiles Education’  is the first to be supported by  Rose Charities UK and this focuses on sponsoring well achieving students for general and higher education.  The first candidate was Derrik who is a talented student  from a very poor family currently in Pharmacy school.

‘Healthy kids to healthy adults’ .. the wonderful work of ‘Prof Andrew..’

“Health promotion depends on individual behaviour change, coupled with appropriate technology and legislation. Prevention at a societal level relies on legislation and application of technology, but at individual level requires alterations in behaviour that are only achieved through education and attitudinal change.”

“Behaviour change usually only follows a life-changing insight, the equivalent of a light bulb coming on in the brain – it’s not the same for everyone – the trick is to find something that is relevant to and resonates with the population or group you are working with,”

“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are a particular challenge in Africa.  NCDs currently cause more than 60% of deaths worldwide and 80% in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). And 44% of deaths from NCDs are preventable. The economic burden is very high – over the next 20 years NCDs will cost more than US $30 trillion – 48% of global GDP.”

“And in Africa, poverty and malnutrition enhance the severity and cost of all disease conditions,”

“So, we can’t wait to treat, we must prevent.”  …  read entire article (pdf)

University of Leeds Photographic Exhibition 2017 chooses Rose Charities UK as target charity !

The renowned University of Leeds Photography Exhibition and Competition, has honoured Rose Charities UK for its 2017 beneficiary Charity. With programs implemented for  20 years based world wide, Rose Charities was founded initially to assist in war-torn post conflict Indo-China area of S.E Asia where programs continue in Vietnam and Cambodia to this day The Leeds photographic exhibition this year targets Asia and is known for its high standard of creative talent.

Specific program focus will be the Rose Charities Cambodia Sight restoration and blindness prevention program and the Vietnam Orphanage assist programs (two orphanages (Be Tho  and Thien Phuoc )

(Images above by Megan Ellis (upper) and Rachel Miles (lower)

The Rooster Report ! Where we stand entering the new year !


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www.rosecharities.info/reports/rose-internat-report2016.pdf (click)

Throwing malaria out of Ugandan schools: the Malaria Hero program !

andres-malaria1Malaria is being tackled in rural Ugandan schools with Dr Anrew Macnab’s remarkable early rapid diagnosis and treatment program delivered by trained school ‘malaria hero’s’, school staff especially trained.  Implemented by Rose Charities Canada’s  Dr Andrew and HEDA Uganda, the program is giving hugely successful, recorded results, cutting the absenteeism through sickness much hated by student and teacher alike.   Please click here to see the most recent paper on the marvellous results.

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