THE CHARITY - GLOBAL CARE OUTREACH PROGRAM
In Guyana, and its neighboring countries of Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, many patients lose their lives to renal failure to due to their inability to pay for dialysis. The average cost of dialysis in Guyana is $180 US per session and the Government programs only cover the 1st 10 sessions. For a person with renal disease, either kidney transplant or dialysis treatment three times a week for his entire life is necessary to clear the body of the toxin build up and to delay the onset of end-stage renal disease (ERSD). ESRD is the last stage (stage five) of chronic kidney disease which often results in lot of suffering and the demise of the patient.
Maduradhvani is organizing an all-day festival to raise funds for the cause.
Two things you can do to help these patients!
In 2011, the Global Care Outreach Program, conceptualized and successfully launched the Doobay Renal Center in Guyana to provide dialysis care to people in need. Dr. Budhendra Doobay and his family donated their ancestral family home that was turned into Dialysis Centre where currently 64 patients with renal failure receive treatment any day of the week. To date, the program has spent over $100k in setting up a building in Annandale on the east coast of Demerara to provide dialysis care to patients. The program aims to provide dialysis to everyone who needs it, regardless of race, religion and ability to pay at a nominal cost of $75 US (approx) per session and free of cost to those who cannot afford it. An Operating theatre is being built in the hospital to treat the patients for cardiovascular and Obstetric surgeries.
The Global Care Outreach Program is committed to strengthening dialysis services for all those in need. Meeting the growing demand for dialysis treatment while expanding the facility to treat Cardiovascular and Obstetric patients requires significant funding commitment.
Maduradhvani is proud to organize the Festival to raise much needed funds and support the Global Care Outreach program in its noble cause! Be part of this journey and make a difference to someone's life!