By Charity Pikiti
Donate and “Make Bleeding Disorders Diagnosis A Reality in Rural Zambia”
Zambian Childhood Cancer Foundation- ZACCAF is a non-profit organisation established by parents who have had first-hand devastating experience of having a child with cancer or life-threatening blood/ bleeding disorders.We aim at providing holistic care for children with Cancer, Life Threatening Blood Disorders and their families through practical and psycho-social support programmes. We are a parent organisation driven by the spirit of parents supporting parents in ensuring that families cope with the emotional, financial and psychosocial burdens while having a child is receiving care and treatment.
As a Charity Organisation we are constantly looking for partnerships and support from individuals, business and private Organisations to achieve our goals and objectives. This includes mobilising of resources and funds to run our programmes. We are humbly seeking your generous support towards our immediate need on our wish list of acquiring a mobile coagulation machine which will help us get the diagnosis and support for children and adults with bleeding disorders from rural catchment areas of Zambia. Since 2014 we have partnered with the World Federation of Haemophilia-WFH, Through the WFH-Humanitarian AID, our organisation receive and distribute for free (donated medication) for treatment of bleeding disorders which was never available in Zambia. There is an estimated 3000 undiagnosed patients with bleeding disorders in Zambia therefore; acquiring this machine will enable us to diagnose more patients. This will also help us in preventing maternal deaths due to bleeding disorders in Zambia. We have a target to raise US$6500 We have currently raised US$2400. We need your generous support to raise the balance of US$4100. Your generous support is highly appreciated and remember that no donation is small.
Story of “Hope”
One of our stories of hope is that of Alfred with severe haemophilia A. We have seen his life improve after 7 years of continuous suffering that left him crippled. His family stays in Chinsali about 800 km from Lusaka the capital city of Zambia where the main treatment centre is located.His family was treated like outcasts and cursed due to the haemophilia condition that is incurable and causes disabilities. Alfred’s diagnosis confirmation was done through a private laboratory in Lusaka.
There are many more people suffering with pain in silence like Alfred who needs to be diagnosed using the mobile coagulation machine. Help us make early diagnosis a reality in Zambia through your generous donations.
Help us make bleeding disorders diagnosis a reality in rural Zambia through your generous donations.