WHO WE ARE
Cedarcrest GAIUS Foundation is a not-for-profit organization affiliated with Cedarcrest Hospitals. Though GAIUS draws on Cedarcrest Hospitals local and international network, as well as the professional expertise of its staff, it is independent of the Hospital.
GAIUS is an acronym for Give and It Will Uplift Someone. GAIUS was birthed to serve as a beacon of hope to people who might require special surgical care but are otherwise unable to afford it. Our current focus is on children living with deformities and disabilities, with the aim of correcting these at an early stage through surgery and other related interventions. We also focus on children and adults that are suffering from the sequelae of cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome and sickle cell bone and joint disease.
GAIUS CARE CATEGORY
- CATEGORY 1: providing care for paediatric trauma and orthopedic issues.
- CATEGORY 2: providing care for unstable trauma and emergency patients who are unknown/unaccompanied and require resuscitation and stabilization in the ER.
To see a world where every individual, child or adult is given ample opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilled and happy life.
To serve our communities while promoting quality healthcare services and providing access to quality surgeries for the less privileged.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
- To raise awareness about the need for proper surgical care.
- To raise funds to assist people who cannot afford surgical treatment locally.
- To reduce the number of children being denied access to emergency surgical care on account of financial constraints.
- Give consideration to children with special needs and disabilities in emergency situations.
- To educate and enlighten on the effectiveness of surgical care for conditions that may appear hopeless.
- To offer support to the less privileged and indigent members of society who cannot afford surgical treatment.
- To collaborate with other health institutions, international organizations and NGOs with similar objectives.