MedShare, Dole ship another container to Ecuador

Ecuador

On Thursday, December 16, 2010, MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center loaded and shipped another 40 foot container with medical humanitarian aid for the “El Oriente” region of Ecuador.

This container is carrying over 700 pieces of medical equipment and supplies to be used at public health centers in the municipality of Cuyabeno, which is located in the northeastern province of Sucumbios, close to the border with Colombia. A large percentage of the population of Sucumbios are indigenous Amazonian peoples and families living in dire poverty.  Health problems such as typhoid, gastroenteritis, Dengue Fever, malnutrition, and parasitic diseases are frequent in this region, yet  the local health centers have a shortage of sufficient medical supplies and equipment to treat their patients.

The container shipped from MedShare today is carrying such vitally-needed items as a sterilizer, stethoscopes, adult and infant scales, x-ray view boxes, crutches, walkers, hospital beds, exam lights, gloves, gowns, gauze, bandages, and much more!

Special thanks to the Mayor of Cuyabeno for his support, and to Dole Ocean Cargo Express for donating the ocean shipping of the container!

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