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Project report

Medicine for Child Stone-breakers, India India , RUN BY: The Silk Route Project | STATUS: COMPLETED

Dr Simon Davis doing first aid on the kids who work and live amongst the stone-breaking communities

This project is 100% Funded



AUD 500

Raised from 2 people

“We ended up servicing two communities - Chenga (2500 occupants) and Balason (3500) occupants. We visited the communities for a week, administering first aid and supporting the chiropractors from Murdoch University. Our focus was children but we also treated a number of adults.

We were extremely busy, doing at least 11 hours a day on site, treating all sorts of conditions. There were a lot of kids needing to be de-wormed, lots of dysentery, eye infections, ear infections, rashes, ... it was really full on. We also managed to refer dozens of children to hospital who were suffering suspected conditions beyond our scope of treatment. Conditions such as HIV, TB, Malaria, Cholera, Hepatitis and Syphilis.

At the end of the week I purchased an incredible quantity of supplies for the doctor who visits the communities weekly. It is absolutely amazing how cheap medical supplies are over here! 300 Panadol tablets for about $6!!! In the end I bought huge amounts of the supplies as originally outlined and there was money left over to buy other essentials – de-worming tabs, cough syrup, syringes, even four pairs of crutches. I expect that it will last the communities for at least a year.

The people were very, very grateful.”


How was it this funded?

Thanks to hundreds of tiny donations from these online businesses and their customers.

World Nomads USA
World Nomads Canada
***World Nomads UK
The Silk Route Project

Craig and Simon are travelling overland from India to Istanbul along the Silk Route. On behalf of Footprints, they will be visiting of a number of projects along the route to deliver supplies of essential medicines to impoverished children.