IMPACT..2016 – what a year it has been!

2016 – what a year it has been!  IMPACT projects in Africa and Asia delivered medical care, surgery and projects to prevent needless disability to almost three million people. 

There have been so many highlights, starting in January with the opening of IMPACT’s new ENT operating theatre in Cambodia.

In the spring we celebrated ten years of IMPACT in Zanzibar.  Our programme there includes mobile clinics and surgery camps; a school health programme; neonatal hearing screening; community water sources; and so much more.

The Lifeline Express also reached a landmark birthday – 25 years of ‘taking the hospital to the people’. The hospital train featured in Ade Edmondson’s BBC television appeal, which you can watch again here.

In Kenya, seven new boreholes are providing clean water and improved health to drought-affected communities.  See the difference this has made at Thitha School.  And in Tanzania construction began on a new maternity and fistula hospital.

As I write, the first cohort of nurses trained at IMPACT Bangladesh’s nursing school are graduating; and IMPACT Nepal is reopening a busy health centre, which was seriously damaged in the 2015 earthquake.

It is people like you who have made this and so much more, possible and we look forward to your partnership in 2017.  Sending you our gratitude and best wishes for Christmas and the New Year ahead.

Judi Stagg and the IMPACT UK team

Speaking with Judi Stagg, Chief Executive IMPACT Foundation UK about the charity’s international work, funding, and The Lifeline Express