For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Georgewilliam Kalibbala and I'm a 25-year-old medical student at the Makerere University in Uganda.
I also work at a sexual health clinic in my hometown and I want to dedicate my life to eradicating women’s health problems across the world.
I’m lucky enough to have been asked to present my research paper at one of Africa’s top scientific conferences: the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). Here’s their website http://bit.ly/2i2gHtF.
I’ve been given a scholarship to pay for my accommodation and food in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, but I still have to pay for the cost of my 5,500km journey from Uganda.
I need to raise enough money by the end of November to pay for the cost of a return flight and for a coach to take me to and from my hotel in Abidjan. This is where your support can make a huge difference!
My research paper looks at trichomoniasis – it’s a sexually transmitted disease which is very dangerous because it has no symptoms and can make women more vulnerable to HIV/AIDs and cervical cancer.
What’s more worrying is that it is not a condition that is widely known about.
By presenting my paper at the ICASA conference, I want to help scientists all over Africa to diagnose it early and prevent it from damaging the lives of any more people.
Thank you for any help you can give!