What Can $30,000.00 In Donations Buy Doctors Without Borders?
The Hearts for Haiti shop on Etsy.com just reached $30,000.00 in donations this week.
Beberagz, an Etsy shop owner and a donor, asked a great question: "...It would be interesting to know what that amount of money will buy for Doctors Without Borders [?]".
HFH Volunteer Colleen (aka FiveSparrows) wrote: "I was curious after your comment beberagz -so i did some looking on the Doctors Without Borders website. This comes from their general page of where your donation goes": http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/what.cfm
$35 Two high-energy meals a day to 200 children $50 Vaccinations for 50 people against meningitis, measles, polio or other deadly epidemics $70 Two basic suture kits to repair minor shrapnel wounds $100 Infection-fighting antibiotics to treat nearly 40 wounded children $250 A sterilization kit for syringes and needles used in mobile vaccination campaigns $500 A medical kit containing basic drugs, supplies, equipment, and dressings to treat 1,500 patients for three months $1000 Emergency medical supplies to aid 5,000 disaster victims for an entire month $5500 An emergency health kit to care for 10,000 displaced people for three months
Then I did some number crunching:
Taking 30000 and hypothetically saying it would only go to help one of those items (just for the sake of visualization)-even though I am sure it gets split up into lots of places-this could translate into: health kits to care for 50000 people for three months, Or emergency medical supplies for 150000 people for a month, or medical kits with basic drugs and supplies to treat 90000 people for three months Or 120 sterilization kits used in mobile vaccine campaigns Or enough antibiotics to treat 12000 wounded children Or vaccinations against meningitis, measles or polio for 30000 people Or two meals a day for 171428 children
Pretty amazing results of how much 30000 can do!!"
(Image courtesy of HFH donation, title: "Best Friends" by PocketCarnival of Melbourne, Australia. Thank you!)
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