MedShare: Mid-November Container Shipment Announcements

Mid-November Container Shipment Announcements

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

 

MedShare: September 2011 Container Shipment Announcements

This shipment represented a milestone achievement for MedShare as it was our 700th container of humanitarian relief shipped.  Hospitals throughout Libya are dealing with a humanitarian catastrophe as they are running short on critically needed medical supplies. The container was sponsored by HOPE International Relief & Development Agency (USA) based out of Columbus, Ohio. I-GO Aid Foundation, based in Malta, Libya, will coordinate delivery of the supplies and equipment to hospitals in Libya.  This marked the fourth shipment we’ve sent to hospitals in Libya collaborating with these partners.

Date: September 2, 2011

Country: Libya

Recipient: Libyan Red Crescent

Distribution Center: Western Region

Sponsors: Hope International Relief and Development Agency

Key Items: Hospital beds, gurneys, exam lights, exam tables, a ventilator for pediatric and adult patients, surgical packs, syringes, gloves and oxygen masks.

For more information, click here.

Date: September 13, 2011

Country: United States

Recipient: VIDA

Distribution Center: Western Region

Roper St. Francis Healthcare (RSFH),  a Charleston, South Carolina based healthcare system, partnered with us to send humanitarian aid to Plateau Mission Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya. This effort is RSFH’s second to improve the Plateau Community, their first being the provision of a safe water system in 2009. For RSFH’s “Hands Across the Water” project, employees, physicians and volunteers came together to raise more than $27,000. The 1,000 boxes of medical supplies, supplemented with biomedical equipment and durable medical goods, will support Plateau Mission Hospital’s capable professionals and strong leadership by enabling them to provide better healthcare to the community it serves. For more information, click here.

Date: September 15, 2011

Country: Kenya

Recipient: Plateau Mission Hospital

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Sponsors: Roper St. Francis Healthcare

Key Items: Nebulizer, incubator, gloves, infant warmer, prep kits, casts, OR light, beds, ventilator and an X-ray view box.

Date: September 21, 2011

Country: Ecuador

Recipient: Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil

Distribution Center: Western Region

Key Items: Pulse co-oximeter, stretcher, baby crib, exam table, PET vehicles, ambu bags, baby care kits, cervical collar, IV sets.

icddr,b, a leading international health research institution, has partnered with MedShare and another charity to support a large network of hospitals in Bangladesh by increasing quality of care and in-kind contributions of key medical supplies. The commitment, announced at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, will lead to the distribution of nearly $8 million worth of donated medicines and supplies and will establish best practice guidelines for patient care and treatment. The commitment will be operated and managed by icddr,b, which is providing medical professionals to oversee the training of over 7,600 employees at 12 hospitals as well as distributing the donated medical products.

Date: September 22, 2011

Country: Bangladesh

Recipient: i,cddrb

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Sponsors: Project Development Services, Inc. generously sponsored this shipment in recognition of their 10th anniversary.

Key Items: Vital sign monitor, beds, OR light, oxi sensors, cold packs, crutches, masks, exam stools.

To read more about MedShare’s partnership with i,cddrb, click here

Date: September 28, 2011

Country: Ecuador

Recipient: Hospital Provincial General Docente Riobamba

Sponsors: Kimberly-Clark Foundation

Distribution Center: Western Region

Key Items: Nonconductive tubing, tracheostomy tubes, waste disposal units, masks, gowns, nasal oxygen cannula, exam chair, PET vehicles, nerve stimulators.

Date: September 28, 2011

Country: Paraguay

Recipient: Universidad Nacional de Asuncion Hospital de Clinicas

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Sponsors: Kimberly-Clark Foundation

Key Items: Electrosurgical unit, dental chair, EKG monitor, blood glucose monitor, surgical blades, cast materials, orthopedic cement, drapes, gloves.

Date: September 30, 2011

Country: United States

Recipient: Gleaning for the World

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Date: September 30, 2011

Country: Libya

Recipient: Ministry of Health Libya

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Sponsors: Hope International Relief and Development Agency

Key Items: Forceps, gauze, gloves, surgical packs, walkers, oxygen concentrator, and ventilators.

Date: September 30, 2011

Country: Libya

Recipient: Ministry of Health Libya

Distribution Center: Western Region

Sponsors: Hope International Relief and Development Agency

Key Items: Digital thermometer, stretcher, gooseneck exam lights, laptops, blood collection tubes, forceps, nasal elevator, exam gloves, medical tape.

Date: October 3, 2011

Country: Kenya

Recipient: The 410 Bridge

Distribution Center: Southeast Region

Sponsors: The 410 Bridge

Key Items: Infusion pump, sphygmomanometer, exam light, baby care kits, canes, table covers, IV sets and 10 PET vehicles.

MedShare Ships Container to Mully’s Children’s Family in Kenya

Kenya

This morning, staff and volunteers from MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center in Decatur, GA gathered together to celebrate the send-off of a 40-foot container of medical humanitarian aid shipment for Kenya.  This project was generously sponsored by the US-based healthcare supply chain corporation MedAssets, and UPS provided shipping of the container from MedShare’s dock all the way to the beneficiary’s door in Nairobi.

MedShare staff, and Kimberly Clark retirees, nurses at Atlanta Medical Center and Kennestone, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and regular volunteer

The beneficiary is the Mully Children’s Family,  a non-profit Christian organization that cares for hundreds of homeless Kenyan children and also hosts monthly medical mission teams of doctors and nurses who need better supplies and equipment for their important humanitarian work.

MedShare's warehouse staff loading the container

The container shipped today is carrying almost 20,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment, including :

  • an ultrasound machine
  • brand-new operating lights
  • bandages
  • sheets
  • gauze pads
  • and much more!

Thank you to MedAssets, UPS, and all others who contributed to making this project a reality!

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!

With help from the Coca Cola Africa Foundation and the African Women Health Education and Empowerment Center, MedShare Ships Container to Kenya

Members of the African Women Health Education & Empowerment Center, Coca Cola and MedShare Sending the Container Off to Kenya!

On July 29, 2o011, MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center loaded and shipped out a 40-foot container with medical humanitarian aid for Diocese of Meru Athi Catholic Dispensary in Kenya.  This project was generously sponsored by the Coca Cola Africa Foundation, and facilitated by the African Women Health Education & Empowerment Center.

The Athi Catholic Dispensary is a small clinic in a rural area of Kenya that is currently in an expansion phase with the aim of providing more comprehensive healthcare to the surrounding community, including surgeries and deliveries.

Pinning MedShare's map to mark the shipment!

The  container is carrying over 1,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment, such as laryngeal mask airways, canes, sutures, thermometers, IV sets, surgical gowns, an operating table, a brand-new OR ceiling mount light, an oxygen concentrator, and much more.

Very special thanks to Vuvu Manseka from Coca-Cola, Doris K Mukangu from the African Women Health Education & Empowerment Center, and Dr. Amina Hassanali from Amina medical Consultants Inc.

MedShare Ships Over 1,300 Medical Items to Beit CURE Malawi

On July 28, 2011, MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center shipped a 40-foot container of humanitarian aid destined for Beit CURE International Children’s Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.

CURE International is a Christian NGO that “transforms the lives of children with disabilities and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing, serving all by establishing specialty teaching hospitals, building partnerships, and advocating for these children.”  MedShare has been partnering with CURE International for many years in shipping containers of aid to support their children’s hospitals.

On this particular container, over 1,300 individual pieces of medical supplies and equipment were loaded, including:

  • ambu bags
  • knee braces
  • casting materials
  • orthopedic instruments
  • and much more!

Elisha Wasike: Uganda Impact Story

In late January of this year, MedShare shipped a 40-foot container of medical supplies to the CURE Children’s Hospital in Uganda. This was our third shipment to the hospital since 2007, and we’re proud to support their mission.

Thankfully for little Elisha Wasike’s family, CURE Uganda is recognized as a global leader in the treatment of hydrocephalus. Below is his story that we received from CURE. At once heartwarming and impactful, Elisha’s success story is just one of many that this hospital creates, thanks in part to the medical supplies that we’re able to provide.

Elisha Wasike

Elisha was born on December 11, 2006 into the family of Sam and Mary Wasike. Both parents are civil servants and they have four children, Elisha being the second born.

Elisha was delivered in hospital and, according to Mary, he had no defect at all. But two months later he developed a febrile illness which was characterized with convulsions, irritability and excessive crying. He was taken to a hospital and treated for malaria. To Mary’s disappointment, this did not change his condition much. Instead his head started bulging from the fontanel area and then it spread.

Mary then realized that her son needed help from the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda. She had seen children with such heads and heard about the services offered by CURE. On April 2, 2007 she made it to CURE and the next week (April 12th), Elisha had a successful ETV intervention. Mary was very grateful for the treatment and care she got from CURE and she reports that Elisha has now recovered and is able to dress himself, help himself to the toilet, and he can also feed himself. Elisha even goes to church and is able to locate his home by himself. He now attends kindergarten in middle class with other children of his age.

He and his parents come to CURE for review every year and the results are encouraging. The doctors haven’t found him to have any complications. His father Sam is the chairman of the Mbale parents group and appreciates the assistance they continue to get from CURE hospital and the International Federation of Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus that has helped improve the lives of their children.

Want more? Click here to learn about the CURE Uganda hospital, and view all MedShare’s shipments to Uganda here.