Another container shipped!
Today, Thursday, December 03, 2009, another 40 foot container of medical supplies and equipment for THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND was shipped from MedShare’s Southeastern Distribution Center. This is the fifth MedShare container to Swaziland funded by the current grant from the COCA-COLA AFRICA FOUNDATION.
The donated items are being sent to the Ministry of Health of Swaziland which will then distribute them out to the government hospitals of Mbabane, Pigg’s Peak, Hlathikhulu Government Hospital, and Mankayane. MedShare was able to load 877 items on this container which the Ministry of Health of Swaziland requested, including: Personal Energy Transport (P.E.T.) carts, stretchers, patient blankets, IV sets, surgical towels, IV poles, anesthesia breathing circuits, a centrifuge, a C-Arm portable X-Ray, defibrillators, electrosurgical units, and much more. MedShare also prepared and sent five “Equipment Maintenance Kits” which contain tools and spare parts to help the technicians at the recipient hospitals repair and maintain the biomedical equipment they have received from MedShare.