Mid-December Container Shipment Announcements

Mid-December Container Shipment Announcements

To view November’s Container Shipment Announcements, click here.

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!

Father’s Day Gift Idea!

Not sure what to give your dad this Father’s Day? We have the perfect solution. Read on…

A father with his child in a Haiti OR.

Whether a C-level executive or a sea-fisherman, fathers come in many forms. They all have one thing in common, though: they’re the backbone of their families, and their main concern is making sure their children are well-cared for.

What if, despite his best efforts, a father simply can’t provide the best care because of a lack of supplies? Hospitals in developing countries often do not have basic items, meaning a child can’t get his knee bandaged, his broken bone casted, or his cleft palate repaired. This Father’s Day, send Boxes of Hope in honor of your dad and give fathers around the world the ability to provide care for their children.

Boxes of Hope contain vitally needed items like syringes, sterile gloves and gowns, hospital beds and mattresses, stethoscopes, fetal monitors, nebulizers, surgical kits, and assorted medical supplies. Your support will help us provide these otherwise-scarce items to benefit the poor in developing countries. A box of medical supplies, which you can sponsor in quantities of two to 1,000, will give hope to fathers worldwide.

Donate by June 15th and we’ll send your a card to your dad recognizing this gift.

For Instead Of Give
$40 – Garden Tools – 2 Boxes of Hope
$80 – Cufflinks – 4 Boxes of Hope
$100 – Golf Outing – 5 Boxes of Hope
$250 – Airline Ticket – 12 Boxes of Hope (1 Quarter Pallet)

Click here to send Boxes of Hope.

MedShare Ships Second Container to Hospital St. Nicolas in Haiti

Haiti

MedShare celebrated a very special shipment to Haiti on Thursday, May 19, 2011, when a 40 foot container of medical humanitarian aid for Haiti was shipped out of the Western Regional Distribution Center.  The container is carrying over 11,600 lbs of donated medical supplies and equipment for Hospital St. Nicolas, such as cervical collars, electric beds, diapers, splints, gauze, syringes, an anesthesia machine, an infant warmer, and much more.

Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Chief Medical Officer at Sutter Health East Bay Region, introduced Chuck Haupt to the need for medical supplies and equipment at Hospital St. Nicolas, Saint Marc, Haiti shortly after the January 2010 earthquake. Dr. Lockhart and other medical professionals from Sutter Health went to Hospital St. Nicolas to treat the injured and sick. Subsequent to that first visit, he has returned three more times to aid patients in that community. See a short video here about Dr. Lockhart’s most recent visit to Hospital St. Nicolas.

MedShare’s long-time partner Partners in Health (known in Haiti as Zanmi Lasante) support St. Nicolas Hospital and coordinated this shipment with MedShare.  Thanks to all at PIH for facilitating this project, raising the money for the shipping, and handling the customs clearance and delivery to Saint Marc.

We are so very proud to partner with Sutter Health and Partners in Health on this second aid shipment to Hospital St. Nicolas. Joining us at the ceremony were members of MedShare’s Western Region Council, many volunteers, and 7th grade students from Corpus Christi School in Piedmont (who volunteered with us for the entire school year).

Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Sutter Health East Bay Region

Volunteers, guests and staff celebrate this shipment to Hospital St. Nicolas

(L to R) Chuck Haupt, MedShare; Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Sutter Health; and Western Region Council members - Mary Bersot, Robin Flagg, Camilo Barcenas, Paul Hofmann, John Feilders