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Advice about Coronavirus

     Coronavirus information     

March 2020 

 

What is coronavirus infection? 

It is a viral infection that can cause symptoms like a cold or flu, including:

FEVER,   SORE THROAT,   COUGHING and SNEEZING,   BREATHING DIFFICULTIES

There is no vaccine or special treatment for the disease.

 

Is it dangerous? 

Most cases are mild and people get better with enough rest, lots of water to drink and medicine for pain.

Some cases are more serious or even deadly.

It can be dangerous especially for old people, babies and people who are ill before they get infected.

 

How can I catch the virus?

You can only catch the virus by

*close contact to an infected person

*being coughed or sneezed on by an infected person

*touching a surface that’s contaminated by the cough or sneeze of an infected person and then touching your face.

 

What can I do?

We all need to avoid spreading the virus! This is what you can do:

1) Wash your hands with water and soap

  • Before cooking and eating
  • After eating
  • After toilet
  • Before going into work or school or home

 

2) Catch your coughs and sneezes

Cough and sneeze into a tissue,

your clothing

or your elbow

 

3) Don’t touch your face

You might have virus on your hands from a contaminated  surface!

Don’t share cups, bottles, dishes and pencils with other people!

 

4) Keep your distance   

Stay 3 paces away from:

Sick people

Strangers

 

5) If you are sick  –  Home Isolation!

  • Stay in the house
  • Don’t go to work or school or on visits
  • Don’t allow visitors into the house (only the people who live with you)
  • Ask someone else to get you food, water and medicine
  • Send someone to the doctor to let them know you are sick

If you are healthy, check if anyone in the community needs help!

 

 


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A Report from Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves following their visit to Buluba Hospital and a report with photographs of the refurbishment at Freda Carr Hospital.

Radiographers Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves have returned home after a very successful 2 weeks at Buluba Hospital.  It was Renate’s second visit to Buluba Hospital, Cassie was volunteering for the first time.  Their report has been posted on our website.  Please click on “Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves – Buluba Hospital” at the top of the home page.

Please click on “Freda Carr Hospital” at the top of this page, to see a report and photographs of the recent refurbishment at Freda Carr Hospital.


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A Report from Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves following their visit to Buluba Hospital and the latest news from Freda Carr Hospital.

Radiographers Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves have returned home after a very successful 2 weeks at Buluba Hospital.  It was Renate’s second visit to Buluba Hospital, Cassie was volunteering for the first time.  Their report has been posted on our website.  Please click on “Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves – Buluba Hospital” at the top of the home page.

The refurbishment of the maternity unit and operating theatre at Freda Carr Hospital in Ngora, near the border between Uganda and Kenya is complete.  The opening ceremony took place recently and the units started admitting paients on Monday 2nd September.  Photographs of the refurbishment and of the openeing ceremony will appear soon.

The refurbishment was funded with a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation and everything was planned by Rotarian Jim McWhirter, a member of the Rotary Club of Reading Matins.  This is the second major refurbishment that Jim has undertaken.  In 2014, Jim carried out a refurbishment at Kamuli Hospital.


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2 Radiographers have returned home from Buluba Hospital and the latest news from Freda Carr Hospital and

Radiographers Renate Hoare and Cassie Groves have returned home after a very successful 2 weeks at Buluba Hospital.  It was Renate’s second visit to Buluba Hospital, Cassie was volunteering for the first time.  Their reports will appear on this website very soon.

The refurbishment of the maternity unit and operating theatre at Freda Carr Hospital in Ngora, near the border between Uganda and Kenya is complete.  The opening ceremony took place last weekend and the units started admitting paients on Monday 2nd September.  Photographs of the refurbishment and of the openeing ceremony will appear soon.

The refurbishment was funded with a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation and everything was planned by Rotarian Jim McWhirter, a member of the Rotary Club of Reading Matins.  This is the second major refurbishment that Jim has undertaken.  In 2014, Jim carried out a refurbishment at Kamuli Hospital.


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Latest News – 2019 – The 25th Anniversary of the The Rotary Doctor Bank.

2019 is the 25th anniversary of the formation of the Rotary Doctor Bank of Great Britain and Ireland.

Rotarian David Morgan, a member of the Rotary Club of Porthcawl became President of Rotary In Britain and Ireland in 1994 and it was David’s idea to have a Rotary Doctor Bank in RIBI.  On 28th January 2019, Porthcawl Rotary Club held a meeting to celebrate the anniversary.  The event was attended by all the members of the Doctor Bank Management Committee.  The Treasurer, Mansel Thomas gave a short history of the Doctor Bank and spoke about some of the volunteers who had lived up to this year’s Rotary Logo to “Be the Inspiration”.

Past RIBI President David ended the evening by presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship to Arthur Knight in recognition of his 10 years as Doctor Bank Chairman.

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Past RIBI President David Morgan (centre)  with District Governor Clive Edwards and Chairman Arthur Knight.

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David Morgan with members of the Doctor Bank Management Committee

Dr Mary Rimbi has returned after spending over 4 months at Kitovu Mission Hospital. To view Dr Rimbi’s report please click on “Dr Mary Rimbi, Kitovu, August to December 2018”, at the top of the page.

Visitors from all over the world look at our website and we welcome your comments. Please click on “Leave a comment” which is at the top of this page, next to the date. We would like to hear from you.

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Latest News -Dr Mary Rimbi’s report is now available.

Dr Mary Rimbi has returned after spending over 4 months at Kitovu Mission Hospital.  To view Dr Rimbi’s report please click on “Dr Mary Rimbi, Kitovu, August to December 2018”, at the top of the page.

Visitors from all over the world look at our website and we welcome your comments. Please click on “Leave a comment” which is at the top of this page, next to the date. We would like to hear from you.

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Latest News – Dr Mary Rimbi has returned from Kitovu Hospital.

Dr Mary Rimbi has returned after spending 4 months at Kitovu Hospital.  Dr Rimbi is the youngest volunteer that we have sponsored since we started 25 years ago.

Visitors from all over the world look at our website and we welcome your comments. Please click on “Leave a comment” which is at the top of this page, next to the date. We would like to hear from you.

If you would like to be notified automatically by e-mail when a new post is added to our website, please click on the “Follow” button and enter your e-mail address. Your e-mail address will only be used to notify you of new posts, it will not be passed on to any third parties.