MedShare is proud to announce that its final humanitarian aid shipment for the calendar year 2010 left the doors of the Southeastern Distribution Center in Decatur, GA on Thursday, December 23rd. The 40-foot container is carrying over 17,000 lbs of donated medical supplies and equipment for the St. Matthew’s Medical Clinic in Ampenkro, Ghana, West Africa.
St. Matthew’s Medical Clinic is a small community health center that was opened in August of this year by the Catholic Diocese of Sunyani, Ghana in partnership with the Giving to Ghana Foundation from New York. The clinic serves to the improve the health conditions of the Ghanaian poor who have an annual income of less than $500 U.S.
Included on the container shipped today are 18 hospital beds, an electrosurgical unit, examination table, blood pressure machines, ambu bags, bandages, crutches, wheelchairs, surgical masks, gloves, and much more. These will surely go a long way to help the medical staff at St. Matthew’s be able to better serve their patients!
Special thanks to everyone at the Giving to Ghana Foundation in New York and the National Catholic Service Center in Ghana for their valuable partnership and their help in making this shipment happen!