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"De-Worm" Uganda Children at KHPS

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Hank Pellissier  OAKLAND, CA
Brighter Brains Institute  is building a “Parasitology Laboratory” at Kasese Humanist Primary School in western Uganda. The de-worming institute will assist 325 KHPS students and 70,000 inhabitants of Kasese, a Rwenzori mountain town.

Our campaign will also combat Malaria, Anthrax, and HIV/AIDS

The laboratory also instruct students in medicine, hygiene, and human biology. 

(ABOVE - Bilharzia)

Worldwide, three billion people are afflicted by parasitic worms that kill 15 million people per year. "Silent Assassins" - Tapeworms, flatworms, hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, pinworms - create horrific diseases and disfigurations: River Blindness, Bilharzia, Elephantiasis, Trichuriasis, Ascariasis, Bloody Diarrhea, Anemia, Malnutrition. 

Mental health is also crippled by worms. 3.75 IQ points are lost per parasite infection and a MIT study “found that deworming was by far the most cost-effective way to increase primary school participation.” 

(ABOVE - Kasese Humanist Primary School students)

A Uganda study revealed 42.6% of children are infected; 12.8% with hookworms, 9.6% with Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), 4.3% with Ascaris, 8.5% with Giardia (protozoa) and 7.4% with Entamoeba histolytica.


(ABOVE - River Blindness)

Our laboratory will have a microscope, medical book, fecal-testing and malaria ID equipment, plus multiple medicines: Albendazole, Ivermectin, Praziquantel, Metronidazole, Coartem. We will employ an Ugandan medical technician to analyze patients, dispense curatives, and train students and community in prevention techniques. The lab will provide free parasite care to the school children, and affordable care to the Kasese community.


(ABOVE - Elephantiasis)

Our laboratory cost is amazingly inexpensive. BUDGET

Uganda currently needs health assistance because $280 million in foreign aid was cut in 2013, due to Uganda governmental corruption and graft. Several nations - Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, and United States - also reduced their foreign aid to Uganda in 2014, due to displeasure with anti-gay bills.

(ABOVE - placard on the Kasese Humanist Primary School fence as part of its talking compound)

KHPS is affiliated with the Uganda Humanist Association, an organization that is inclusive and non-discriminating toward LGBTs. Uganda Humanists consistently fight the government’s anti-gay legislation, and have a liberal atmosphere on their upper grade campuses.  Uganda’s humanists also battle against the rural belief in witchcraft.

contact brighterbrainsinstitute@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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Posted by Hank Pellissier
27 months ago
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Only $435 to go, to reach our goal - please help out if you can
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$2,675 of $2,675 goal

Raised by 10 people in 27 months
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Created December 13, 2014
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$350
Valarie Cormier
27 months ago

God bless you in your work to prevent illness and raise the quality of life for the community members. Science is wonderful, but there is much more to life that makes "everything possible". Thanks for the opportunity to contribute to this project!

$30
Anonymous
27 months ago
$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
$540
Hank Pellissier
27 months ago

JEFFREY PELLISSIER made this wonderful donation. What a great guy. A Huge Contributor! He will show up in Kasese some day for Big Game Hunting. Thanks again - cousin!

$30
Biba Kavass
27 months ago

In honor of all my current and former students- embrace global change!

BR
$50
Brent Reitze
27 months ago
$25
Scott Furciniti
27 months ago
MB
$50
Mary Bellamy
27 months ago

Please don't send me anything.

$1,500
Hank Pellissier
27 months ago

ROBERT, aka BOB, PELLISSIER donated this amount. What a generous guy. He is the "Worm Slayer" in this campaign. Thanks immensely

$50
Hank Pellissier
27 months ago

I get the T-shirt. I am tempted to put in more for the regular reports. very interesting campaign.

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