Mid-December Container Shipment Announcements

Mid-December Container Shipment Announcements

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

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MedShare: Mid-November Container Shipment Announcements

Mid-November Container Shipment Announcements

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

 

Container Shipment Arrival at Sunyani Government Hospital in Ghana

In July 2011, MedShare’s Western Region shipped a tractor-trailer size container of medical supplies and equipment to the Sunyani Government Hospital in Ghana.

The hospital staff snapped photos of the container being unloaded, and we wanted to share them with you… see below:

Truck arriving at the Hospital

Truck has been opened

Accompanied documents been handed over to the Head of Clinical Egineering Unit

Medical Directoment and Head of Finance (Holding Document) studying the parking list

Starting the off loading

Off-loading process

Head of Nursing Administration inspecting the supplies

Still off loading the supplies

Still off loading and parking the medical supplies

Head of Administration (Mr. Asare-Bediako Abraham) inspecting the off loading process

end stage of the off loading process

Section of the off loaded supplies

To see all our 2011 shipments, click here.

MedShare’s Western Region sends 8th and 9th Container Shipment to Libya

Yesterday, our Western Region successfully loaded and shipped two containers to Libya. These containers represent our 8th and 9th shipments to Libya.

Community volunteers, guests and MedShare staff all took great pride in being a part of this momentous day. We shared with those gathered the importance of the medical supplies and equipment being sent to the Libyan people.

Staff and volunteers with the shipment

Boxes loaded on the container

Loading the container

Container #8

We send our best wishes to those hospitals, and the medical professionals and care-givers that will be receiving and using this humanitarian aid.

One month later, a container arrives in the Philippines

On August 23, 2011, we shipped a container out of our Western Region Distribution Center to Candelaria Municipal Hospital in the Philippines.  The container was delivered to Candelaria on September 22, and we received a message from their local Rotary Club. They also included a wonderful set of photos which show the staff and patients who will benefit from the supplies and equipment we sent.

Please take moment to read the letter and glance through the photos below:

Dear MedShare,

 Greetings of peace and joy!  The container van arrived here in Candelaria last Sept.22, 2011.  The delivery truck could not go near the hospital because  the road from the highway going to the hospital is too narrow for it to make a turn at two corners.  So we just have to parked the truck in a gasoline station by the highway not far from the hospital and unloaded it from there in a smaller truck.  Attached are the pictures taken during unloading plus few pictures inside the hospital.

 On behalf of the Rotary Club of Candelaria, we would like to sincerely and profoundly thank you and Mr. Chuck and of course MedShare for all the help you have extended to Candelaria.  I am very sure it will help our community a lot.  Should you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact me.  God bless.

Sincerely,

Arman Lirio
Rotary Club of Candelaria

This is the delivery truck that delivered the container from Manila Seaport to Candalaria Quezon. It arrived in Candalaria early the morning of Sept. 22, 2011.

(L-R) PT Don Sangalang, PP Arman Lirio, PS Ron San Pablo, IPP Ariel Robles, RS Pat Robles, RS Tet Lirio, Millet, PP Jimmy

The contents of the container upon opening. At the center is Ms. Millet Magkawas, Office Administrator of CMH

The container prior to being unloaded.

Great shot!

The container being unloaded.

Group shot!

The smaller transport truck being unloaded.

Another great group shot!

After the delivery truck left, they immediately moved all the boxes inside the storeroom.

Main entrance of the hospital

Emergency room waiting area

Two donated microscopes

Donated wheelchairs

Donated exam table

To view more photos of this container arrival, visit our Flickr album 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.