Here at MedShare, we’ve been busy bees preparing and sending off shipments! In fact, in the last few days of August, we sent 5 containers out. This is amazing in terms of staff efficiency, especially when compared to the fact that in 1999, we shipped only one container the whole year! Even more incredible, of course, is the impact it will have in recipient countries.
Read along to find out where these containers were shipped…
Volunteers listen as Mme. Nell Diallo speaks about the region of Kumasi, Ghana
Ship date: August 24 2011
MedShare Distribution Center: Southeast
Recipient Country: Ghana
Recipient: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi
Total Pieces: 1,071
Total Weight: 12,696 lbs
Items of interest: electric beds, bandaids, surgical drapes, tissue forceps, ventilator, OR celiing light, spinal needles
The hospital is one of the largest government run public health institutions in the country, with about 170,000 patients seen annually, a large percentage being indigent populations unable to pay for services. Among the 1,000 supplies on the container were:
laryngeal mask airways
an electrosurgical unit
We are happy to report that the container arrived safely and was unloaded. Check out these photos they sent us:
MedShare’s volunteers are incredible, and they continually impress us. This morning, they did it again.
Friday morning volunteers with the gloves they sorted & boxed
Our Southeast Region‘s regular Friday morning volunteers sorted and packed an impressive 102 boxes of Kimberly-Clark donated exam gloves. That’s 35,700 gloves! These will be included on our upcoming shipment to Liberia in early June where they’ll be going to a hospital where they’re desperately needed.
Thanks to our volunteers for their hard work and Kimberly-Clark for the donation!
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