MedShare Ships Containers of Humanitarian Aid to Ecuador and Haiti

Canton Pablo Sexto, Ecuador

On August 4, MedShare shipped one container of medical humanitarian aid for Canton Pablo Sexto, Ecuador from the West Coast Regional Distribution Center last week. The container is carrying over 11,000 lbs of medical supplies that were individually selected by local doctors in the region. Canton Pablo Sexto is located in Morona-Santiago Province in the Ecuador’s eastern region, where medical supplies are scarce.  Included on the container were oropharyngeal airways, ambu bags, cotton swabs, OR gowns, TB syringes, surgical gloves, suction pumps, exam lights, an electrosurgical unit, and more.

Haiti

On August 10, MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center loaded and shipped a 40 foot container filled with medical humanitarian aid for Haiti.  The container is carrying over 1,200 boxes of medical supplies which will be used by Zanmi Lasante (a.k.a. Partners in Health) to treat victims of the deadly resurgence of cholera in Haiti.  Some of the items on the container include:  blankets, sheets, adult diapers, gauze, gloves, paper towels, mattresses, and an oral rehydration solution called Drip Drop which was shipped to us from the donor for this container.

Thanks very much to all our partners who contributed to making these projects a reality!

AWDF and Hope Floats Initiative Sends Container to Cameroon

Cameroon

On May 13,  MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center loaded and shipped a 40 foot shipping container with medical humanitarian aid for Cameroon, West Africa.  This was a joint project organized by the African Women’s Development Foundation (AWDF) and the Hope Floats Initiative.

The container is carrying over 17,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment, such as gauze, iodine, surgical instrument sets, emergency laryngeal airways, surgical masks, Patient Energy Transport vehicles, hospital beds, a surgical table, blood pressure monitors, and much more.

A large portion of the items will be donated to Limbe Regional Hospital in the Southwest province of Cameroon, where a recent outbreak of cholera has claimed over 98 lives, according to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  The Hospital has been overwhelmed with cholera cases in recent weeks and desperately needs the additional beds, Drip Drop Oral Rehydration Solution and other donated items that will be arriving.

The other supplies that were shipped on the container are earmarked for use by a team of physicians and nurses traveling from the US and Nigeria to Cameroon on a medical mission organized by the AWDF and Hope Floats Initiative.  The team will be providing free medical care to needy families by setting up mobile surgical and consultation centers.

Please see below for photos of the container send-off celebration:

Sending the container off

MedShare's Eben Amstrong and AWDF members pointing to Cameroon

Cameroon native and MedShare employee Eben Amstrong with equipment being shipped

Wheelchairs on the shipment

beds on the shipment