managed by B. Heckel (Communication)
Think Humanity has been assisting refugees since May 2007 and we became an established non-profit in December 2007.
We started raising money for malaria medication and mosquito nets when, a Congolese refugee from the Kyangwali Settlement in Uganda suggested that we concentrate on helping children and pregnant women because they are the ones that are most affected by malaria. One million pregnant women and their newborns a year are exposed to anemia, low birth weight and die. In sub-Saharan Africa, a child under the age of 5 dies from malaria every 30 seconds
Project Meds and Nets was established because we want to be a part of the solution, but by specifically helping refugees from war-torn countries. Refugees are more susceptible to severe malaria in high risk areas where they are unable to get basic health services, are without adequate nutrition or clean water, shelter or sanitation. By lacking access to health care and malaria prevention tools the disease continues to spread at epidemic levels.
Our main goal is to provide the resources and manpower to make positive changes in the lives of refugees. Together, with the COBURWAS Club members, refugee camp community leaders, churches, donors and volunteers, we can help eliminate some of the suffering and death caused by malaria and also help young, orphaned children by providing them with love, care, comfort, education and security.
Video taken in UNHCR Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda where we have distributed 10,000 bed nets between 2008-2010. We also gave bed nets to refugees in an IDP Camp in Kireka, Uganda.
We are a registered non-profit organization established in 2007 and have given 20,000 bed nets to refugees in East Africa.
We also have a clinic Think Humanity Community Health Centre (registered with the Ministry of Health in Uganda) where we treat patients. Please help us help them.