A list of our current needs to either bring with you or purchase in Uganda.

Donate Supplies

Please refer to this list if you wish to bring any donations on your journey to Uganda as either an intern, volunteer or training retreat participant. We do not accept expired medical supplies. If you have questions about donating supplies please contact info@shantiuganda.org.

*Indicates priority need.

General Program Items

  • Yoga mats*
  • Big suitcase with wheels
  • Reusable menstrual pads*
  • Sewing materials for reusable menstrual pads: needles, clips, buttons, thread, cotton fleece fabrics or flannel are best
  • Photo frames (all sizes)
  • Gently used second hand baby clothes, receiving blankets, hats, socks etc***
  • Prenatal and Birth Education materials (charts, books, visuals etc)
  • Delivery Training doll
  • Neonatal resuscitation simulation doll

Volunteer House/Administrative

  • Sponges*
  • Cutlery*
  • Plates and bowls*
  • Mosquito nets***
  • Light bulbs
  • Laundry bins
  • Candles/lanterns/solar charged lights***
  • Pillows**
  • Universal power convertor
  • Hangers
  • Large plastic storage bins
  • Envelopes
  • Duct tape*
  •  Binders*
  •  Lined paper**
  •  Files and file folders**
  •  Filing cabinet**
  •  A4 Computer paper

Birth House Supplies­
Please do not bring medical or surgical supplies that do not appear on this list. We do not accept expired medical supplies or medicines. 

  •  Bed sheets & pillowcases *
  •  Pillows *
  •  Large and small bath towels*
  •  Scrubs (small and medium sizes only)**
  •  Condoms (including female condoms)
  •  Candles
  •  Batteries all sizes for torches, clocks and head lamps
  •  Flashlights* (especially heavy duty outdoor flashlight for night security guard)
  •  Surgical sterile gloves (size7­8)***
  •  Non­-sterile disposable examination gloves*****
  •  Urine test strips (10 parameters)***
  •  Cotton wool***
  •  Post­partum pads/pampers for women***
  •  IV giving sets***
  •  Hand sanitizer***
  •  Disposable syringes (2mls and 5 mls) with needle***
  •  Ferrous sulphate***
  •  Folic acid tablets***
  •  Magnesium trisilicate tablets**
  •  Oral re­hydration salts ( ORS)***
  •  Oral Nystatin and Pessaries***
  •  Tetracycline eye ointment***
  •  Paracetamol 500mg tabs***
  •  Needles (G­18, G­21)***
  •  Canulae (G­18, G­21) (blue, pink, green, yellow) ***
  •  Alcohol swabs***
  •  Thermometers*
  •  Cord clamps***
  •  Capes and masks (disposable)*
  •  Surgical goggles ***
  •  Plastic Aprons**
  •  Gloucometer test strips
  •  Multi­vitamins***
  •  Acetamophen*
  •  Amoxyl caps*
  •  Buscopan*
  •  Vitamin C*
  •  Doxycyline caps*
  •  Mebendazole
  •  Benzathine penicillin***
  •  Fansidor***
  •  Quinine tabs***
  •  Savlon***
  •  Gauze different sizes***
  •  Butterfly needles***
  •  Macintosh***
  •  Water for injection**
  •  Strapping adhesive***
  •  Dextrose 5% and 50%***
  •  Normal saline***
  •  Ringers Lactate***
  •  Flagyl***
  •  Misoprostol***
  •  Artmether***
  •  Chlorine tablets***
  •  Darrows (IV)***
  •  Chromic cut gut 2/0,1/0,0 *****
  •  Pregnodoxine***

Medical Equipment/Furniture

  • Filing cabinet***
  • Trays ***
  • Surgical Blades***
  • Long scissors ***
  • Long artery forceps***
  • Brushes for scrubbing instruments***
  • Autoclave***
  • Head Lamps***
  • Drip stand *
  • Trolley *

Laboratory

  •  Colorimeter­Digital with a weave length between 540­550***
  •  Centrifuge
  •  Weighing scale (balance)
  •  Beakers
  •  Cylinders
  •  Cuvettes**
  •  Volumetric flasks
  •  Pregnancy Test Hcg***
  •  HIV tests­ Uni­gold, State Park, Determine Strips***
  •  Slides for microscopes**
  •  Malaria Strips­ any type *
  •  Hepatitis strips**
  •  EDTA tubes **
  •  Funnels
  •  Measuring jug
  •  Counting chamber for WBC count
  •  PC for laboratory (computer)
  •  Tally counter
  •  Filter papers****