Medical Centre Equipment & Staff Appeal
The death of Livingstone Amwoma was a defining moment in the Nasio Trust story.
Livingstone was a happy, healthy 5 year old boy attending our St. Irene’s Early Childhood Development Centre. On October 31st 2013 he became feverish and received rudimentary medicine to treat these symptoms. On the 1st of November he was diagnosed with Malaria and began a course of anti-malarial medication.
Livingstone responded well to the medication and was seen during a visit by one of the teachers at St Irene’s to be up and playing with his siblings.
On the 4th of November, around 8PM his stomach began to bloat and his condition deteriorated again quickly.
With no medical care available at the late hour, his mother and her neighbours began a harrowing 5 mile journey to the nearest hospital, taking turns to hold Livingstone in their arms.
With no medical care available at the late hour, his mother and her neighbours began a harrowing 10 mile journey to the nearest hospital, taking turns to hold Livingstone in their arms. The journey in the dark took many hours, and sadly at approximately 5:00am (before managing to reach the hospital) Livingstone passed away.
Livingstone’s tragic death has been a catalyst for so much.
Shortly after he died the first 4×4 challenge was conceived of in order to supply vehicles that could take people in similar situations to get emergency medical care. And then the following year we began to raise funds our first medical centre, a facility able to offer medical treatment to people without having to trek to the nearest hospital.
Our medical centre is now complete, but we still need to raise enough funds to equip and run it. If you think you could help, please click here and find out more about the appeal.