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Rose-Charities-HEDA: Ebola screening and control program underway

uganda-outdoor-clinicEbola ! .. Rose-HMEF-HEDA Uganda local level infection now underway The program aims to keep train community health workers in rural Uganda to identify and, most importantly manage infection control of Ebola and other potentially lethal infectious diseases, such as Marburg. Ebola has long been known in Uganda and the risk now is extreme. The program is coordinated through close partner organization HEDA (Health and Development Agency Uganda), and directed by Dr Innocent Besigye

One of the main problems which has been responsible for the recent catastrophic epidemic in Africa has been the lack specialized training in community health personnel both in identification as well as in the proper control measures to be taken if the disease is suspected. This course fills this need.

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Building Sustainable Communities: Rose Charities Meeting and Workshop: March 2014: Costa Rica: all welcome !

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Cellos to Retinas: Rose Charities NZ does it !

rose-nz-newsletterCellos to Retinal Surgery:  Rose Charities NZ September/October 2014 newsletter  (click)  tells of some truly amazing initiatives.

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San Gerado Project Vancouver Fundraiser: Friday 12th September: W. Vancouver

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EDUCATION ROCKS!

Featuring Rock, Paper, Moon Band

In support of education projects in rural Costa Rica

Dance to the beats of Rock, Paper, Moon in support of education projects in rural Costa Rica

toucanTicket includes entrance, one complimentary glass of wine, appetizers, and a chance to win big at our Silent Auction

September 12th, 2014

7pm-midnight

Hollyburn Sailing Club, Ambleside

11326 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver

For tickets: proyectosangerardo@gmail.com

www.sangerardocostarica.com

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Smiles for Children – Vancouver fundraiser

smiles-banner **Rose Charities Canada would like to invite you to our annual Smiles Uganda fundraiser!**

This year it will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the False Creek Yacht Club located at 1661 Granville Street, Vancouver BC.

Each year this event is organized to support 53 impoverished children in Kampala, Uganda. Smiles Uganda provides school fees to allow these children access to education they would not have otherwise. Over the last five years, the Smiles Uganda initiative has raised over $50,000 for school fees and we are VERY proud to share that our first graduate, Amos Alwa, has enrolled in Kyambogo University specializing in civil engineering! This would not be possible without your support! He is an amazing example of what we can do to change lives, just by having fun!

Smiles Uganda is run entirely by volunteers, so your donations go directly to benefit these incredibly worthy kids!

This years’ fundraiser promises to be the best one yet! We will be hosting it at the False Creek Yacht Club – beautiful views and sunset so come early and stay late! This year we will feature a live African musician, a top DJ from Republic night club, silent auction items, lots of hors d’oeuvres, and cheap drinks. Tickets are only $50!

If you find it difficult to attend this event, you can still help these kids by donating funds on line and/or contacting us to donate an item or service to our silent auction. We greatly appreciate all donations and auction items and make sure corporate sponsors are recognized for their support. As a registered Canadian Charity we also provide Canadian Charitable Tax Receipts.

You can buy tickets or donate via the website below:

www.smilesfundraiser.com

Please extend this invitation to your friends, family and colleagues or feel free to bring a group!

****The more fun you have, the more smiles we can provide!****

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Rose Charities in Cambodia: Rebecca Brooks visits..

After returning from an inspiring trip to Cambodia, I wanted to share with you some of the uplifting stories and important work being carried out by Rose Charities in Cambodia. Here are stories of the courageous patients I had the pleasure of meeting and who are being treated at Rose facilities.

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1. FIRST STOP: Rose Charities Cambodia Eye Clinic

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One of the most endearing people I met during my travels was little Bunmeng, a 7 1/2 month old who travelled all the way from Svay Rieng province, a four hour journey, for eye care. I met Bunmeng and his family as they were waiting to be seen for a consultation. Bunmeng’s mother, aunt and older brother traveled four hours via taxi with him to the Rose eye clinic in order to be treated for abnormal eye discharge. Despite the long trip, Bunmeng was cared for at the Rose eye clinic free of charge. Run by a skilled Cambodian team of experts led by Dr. Hang Vra, the facility is the largest free eye clinic in Cambodia, which conducts 50 consultations each day and performs 50-60 eye surgeries a week.

 

2. SECOND STOP: Rose Cambodia Rehabilitation Centre (RCRC)

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RCRC is comprised of a stand-alone physical therapy facility which predominantly treats traffic accident patients, and a maternity center within the neighboring Chey Chumneas Referral hospital which provides pre and post-natal care. RCRC is led by two part-time Cambodian physical therapists, Ms. Chhay Leangkhy and Mr. Phok Somet, with volunteer support and mentorship by the experienced physio Zoe Blair of New Zealand. RCRC care is offered free of charge for indigent patients, and those who can afford a nominal fee pay per session. Despite the unlucky and discouraging accidents that led patients to RCRC, a pleasant atmosphere permeates the centre.

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Meet Maryne.  Only 17, Maryne comes to RCRC on a daily basis as soon as school lets out, after her left leg was crushed by her moto when a dog aimlessly ran into the street. She began coming to Rose for physical therapy after being treated in a public hospital for her acute care in addition to private home staff. Unfortunately, rehab is not included in hospitals as post-op care in Cambodia, both one of the reasons for RCRC’s inception and it’s high-demand among patients.

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Yi, 69, is a nun who began coming to RCRC after breaking her arm. She initially visited a local traditional Khmer healer, who mistakenly treated her wrist. In the months since the injury, her arm has healed itself, however, Yi’s shoulder was affected from the strain caused by her sling and she’s in severe pain. RCRC is working on a holistic approach to strengthening her upper body.

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RCRC’s newest patient is Chanrith, a 3 1/2 year old born with a congenital disjointed knee. His parents were not aware of the severity of his knee problems until recently, and while Chanrith has the ability to walk, he limps and experiences pain. RCRC is working on developing a physiotherapy program for Chanrith, in conjunction with the local children’s surgery center which is assessing whether or not he will need an operation.
3. THIRD STOP: Kosal’s home (a RCRC patient) in rural Takhmao outside Phnom Penh

I have one final, heartfelt story for you.

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The most captivating and inspiring story from my visit to Cambodia by far is that of Kosal. The breadwinner of his family, Kosal (30) supports his 88 year-old grandmother, his parents who cannot work due to debilitating illnesses, and his younger sister. While working at a construction site, the board Kosal was standing on unexpectedly snapped, falling a considerable distance and injuring his hip. Unable to cover the cost of the recommended surgery, Kosal remained bed-ridden for two months without the ability to walk, let along support his family. After learning about RCRC from a relative, Kosal began regularly attending physical therapy sessions at the centre, and in only a few weeks time (with a lot of dedicated care) was able to begin walking again. After marked improvement, Kosal has now reduced his RCRC visits to only once/week, and does the remaining exercises at home. Kosal has returned to part-time work and hopes to be fully employed again soon.

These are just a few of the courageous patients being treated at Rose facilities. In a country where post op physical therapy is rarely offered and where many needy patients are priced out of eye care, multiple Rose facilities are making it possible for these patients to get better so they can live healthy lives. For some that means returning to a job so you can support your family, it means forgetting that you used to limp and enjoying your childhood, and it means spending more time studying and enjoying adolescence. We all have our own stories. Become part of the Rose Charities story and you can help patients like Kosal, Chanrith, Maryne and Yi. #RoseCharities supports #PeopleHelpingPeople. Show your support here.

 

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World Master Guitarist to play in Vancouver in April 2014 !

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Thank you to the amazing Rose Charities Sri Lanka Team…

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To Anthony Richard, Rajeeshan Shanmugalingam   and the whold Rose Sri Lanka Team, 

On behalf of Rose Charities International and of myself I would like to extend our very grateful  appreciation for your magnificent staging of the 6th Rose Charities International Conference from 24 to 26th January 2014 at Kalmunai.    The events were wonderfully organized and offered the international delegates  both a wonderful forum for discussion in and an opportunity to learn first hand of the impressive spectrum of projects developed and organized by Rose Charities Sri Lanka.

It is impossible to over emphasize how impressed we are with the work  of the Rose Sri Lanka team . You organization brings great pride to the whole Rose network and remains as one of its foremost  project foci  leading the way in so many areas and setting reference points from which projects in other countries can lean. Your dedication, drive and energy have, and continue to be inspirational and your planning and organization superb.  This was extended to the Rose Vl Conference and th parallel commemoration of last 10 years of amazing work.

Now, with the even recently over we are left with the most wonderful memories and impressions of so many aspects of Kalmunai and the projects and operations of Rose Charities Sri Lanka.   And those memories will last for many many years into the future .

So bravo and thank you to you all.  In a world where there is so much need  your team of Rose Charities Sri Lanka  has provide a light of hope for so many.    For this we join with so many you have helped,  in laudation and gratitude.

Yours sincerely

William Grut.  MD.

(Rose Charities International  Executive Secretary )

 

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Rose Charities International Conference…. Jan 2014

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Rose Charities Penang (Malaysia) raises funds for Haiyan victims..

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