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Show your heart on 14th February. Send an exceptional Valentine card. A Valentine card with mission. Help the Polish Medical Mission purchase an apparatus for examination of the heart for Katondwe hospital in Zambia.
A partner of this action is the Illustris company, which provided PMM with Valentine cards with graphic artwork by Andrzej Tylkowski. Each contributor can receive a letter of thanks for the payment; all you need to do is to give your postal address and enclose a confirmation of the money transfer in an email sent to: darczyńcy@pmm.org.pl.
Katondwe is a small village located by the River Luangua in the vicinity of the border between Zambia and Mozambique. The personnel includes Sisters Servants of the Blessed Virgin Mary Immaculately Conceived and among them sister Mirosława Góra, a surgeon from Poland, who have been working here for years. Polish and Zambian nuns together run the Katondwe Mission Hospital, one of the very few health care centres in this area.
Patients admitted at the hospital are not only from Zambia but also from Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Sometimes they have to travel even several hundred kilometres to get there. The hospital consists of a department for women and children as well as a department for man, infectious diseases and obstetrics, an outpatient department and an operating theatre. There is also a shelter for pregnant women waiting for the delivery, a dental clinic as well as X-ray and ultrasound facilities. The sisters also run a kindergarten and a secondary school for girls, which is renowned all over Zambia. The hospital supports itself to a large extent through donations from external donors.
Polish Medical Mission supports the hospital in Katondwe. We send volunteers there as well as professional equipment; we plan to conduct trainings for the personnel.
The hospital urgently needs a cardiac apparatus for the ultrasound machine. On the occasion of St. Valentine’s Day you can show your heart and help us in purchasing one.
Pay money into the account no. 62 1240 2294 1111 0000 3718 5444 with annotation ‘Walentynki’ (St. Valentine’s Day)