MedShare’s Faiths Act Fellows on YouthUniverse

MedShare’s Faiths Act Fellows, Clint Fluker and Sana Rahim, recently spoke with Rev. Rob Hughes in the series premiere of YouthUniverse, an educational television program that explores creative local and global community development initiatives through the expressed viewpoints and demonstrated actions of interfaith youth and young adults.

Take a moment to watch this wonderful and engaging interview, won’t you?

To learn more about Clint and Sana’s initiatives (including an upcoming art auction!), click here.

For more YouthUniverse, tune in to Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters, Saturdays at 4 p.m. ET.

The Stitch Project: World Malaria Day Art Auction Official Promo

MedShare’s Faiths Act Fellows’ World Malaria Day Art Auction is fast approaching. Want to learn more? Watch their official promo video below.

Since 1998, MedShare has diverted $100 million+ worth of supplies and equipment to prevent more than 2 million cubic feet of valuable supplies from entering local landfills. However, occasionally there are supplies that can simply no longer be used. Rather than dispose of these materials, MedShare has donated these supplies as canvases for innovative artists. 

Using the surplus medical supplies, artists will have the opportunity to create works of art concerning the themes of diversity, unity, and common action. In this way, even the supplies that will no longer help save a life directly can be used indirectly to fight malaria. The recycled materials will be offered to artists as a canvas for art that will thematically address the humanitarian crisis of malaria. Artists will have the challenging and inspiring task of creating art that tackles the question of how faith and spirituality can forge a better world. This will be a unique opportunity for artists to gain international traction and diversify their portfolio.

For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, visit their website or contact Clint Fluker (cfluker@medshare.org) or Sana Rahim (srahim@medshare.org).

Making Art from Surplus Medical Supplies

You may know that MedShare is hosting two Faiths Act Fellows from The Tony Blair Faith Foundation, but did you know that they’re planning a World Malaria Day Art Auction?

The auction will take place on April 25, 2012. Local Atlanta artists to take part in this momentous endeavor include: Brian WalkerAlfred ContehCurtis McHardyMasud Olufani, Chris Hutchinson, Paul Benjamin, Hailey Lowe, Stephen Hayes, Whitney White, Audrey Pollock, Dana Gray, Brian Hebert,Baba Ra Fudge, and Kottavei Williams. Other artists submitting orignal and printed pieces to the auction include: Jim FiscusJoey Fischer, Brenda Ball, Clint Fluker, and Kevin Cole. More details can be found here.

In preparation for the art auction, we hosted local artists earlier this week who created a work of art entirely from unused medical supplies. Here are photos of this impressive undertaking:

beginning stages

bottles are amoung the supplies used

Do you see the face coming through?

Another angle

Every 45 seconds, a child dies of malaria.

Finished work of art.

All proceeds from the World Malaria Day Art Auction will go directly towards the shipment of medical supplies to Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone: What You Didn’t Know About #102

MedShare is partnering with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faiths Act Fellows, Clint Fluker and Sana Rahim, to mobilize multi-faith communities to advance the UN Millenium Development Goals and combat malaria.

The entire 5.6 million population of Sierra Leone is currently at high risk for malaria. There are only 102 doctors in the entire country- that’s one doctor for every 50,000 people. This year, we are raising funds for 2 medical containers to Sierra Leone that will include critical medical supplies and insecticide treated bed nets, which will help address the pressing challenges of malaria. 

Click here to join us in the fight against malaria!