In recent memory, it was a dream of the people who live on the banks of the river Kongo to have medical support within their villages.Falling ill meant travelling hundreds of kilometers to meet a doctor who is working in poor medical conditions. No wonder that the mortality rate in that region – especially of mothers and children – is one of the highest in the world. To help the people of that war-ravaged country, the Protestant church district of Dortmund Süd, initiated a very ambitious project in 2011: an Ambulance Boat for Bolenge. With this ambulance boat, the young and committed Dr. Yoursen Bosolo is able to visit the villages Ubangi and Ngirir regularly, accompanied by a nurse and a midwife. The team is well equipped with medicine and surgical instruments. Since Dr. Bosolo began his visits in September 2011, he has examined 7,000 patients - most of them suffering from diseases such as malaria, dysentery, and respiratory disorders. For more information, visit www.ambulanzboot.de. WDO was proud to use funds raised during its 2013 Berlin/Essen concerts to support this remarkable charity.
Combining fine music
with global medical responsibility.
WDO has the relatively unique challenge of raising funds not simply to support the performance of great music, but, more importantly, to raise awareness of and support for the tremendous work being performed by healthcare charities around the world. As a partner with WDO, you help to supply medical relief to those in need. Further, your support and association with the WDO and the international exposure at its premiere concert events will highlight your dedication to healthcare as well as the arts. By joining WDO in its fight, you can feel confident that you are being a force for positive good in the world. Click the "Donate" button to make a secure, online credit card or PayPal donation today. If you prefer, a check may be made payable to "World Doctors Orchestra" and sent to World Doctors Orchestra 33176 Woodleigh Road Cleveland, Ohio 44124.
The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland (www.thefreeclinic.org) provides quality healthcare and related services free of charge to those who lack appropriate alternatives, and advocates policy changes to help make healthcare available to all. The clinic’s 34,000-square-foot facility, located in University Circle, is equipped with eighteen exam rooms, five dental chairs, three group-therapy rooms, a modern laboratory, and an expanded pharmacy. The current staff includes fifty-seven full and part-time employees and approximately 250 medical and lay volunteers. The Free Medical Clinic provides services to low-income men, women, teens, and seniors. Most patients live in Greater Cleveland and are members of minority groups. Approximately 90% have no health insurance, and over 80% live in poverty. WDO’s second concert and USA premiere was held in Cleveland in 2009. It was proud to support the Free Medical Clinic and all its efforts to promote wellness in this disadvantaged population.