Container Shipment Announcement: Two Containers to Haiti

Haiti

MedShare is proud to announce the shipment of two 40 foot containers of medical humanitarian aid for the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  The first shipped on Monday, February 14, 2011, out of MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center in San Leandro, California.  That container is carrying over 1,000 lbs of supplies and equipment such as a baby incubator, a sterilizer, pediatric ambu bags, and bandages for a maternal/child health center in Thomonde, operated by the NGO Project Medishare.  This is MedShare’s second container shipment to this hospital, which our CEO and co-founder AB Short visited in 2009 and made a commitment to help.  Click Here for a description of the great work that Project Medishare is doing for the impoverished mothers and babies in Haiti’s Central Plateau. Special thanks to UPS and the AidMatrix Foundation for providing the discounted shipping rate through their humanitarian logistics program!

The second container that shipped for Haiti this week left from MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center in Decatur, Georgia this morning, February 17th, 2011.  This container is carrying over 1,100 individual boxes of medical supplies including ambu bags, pediatric endotracheal tubes,  gloves, gowns, surgical masks, and a “Bair Hugger” patient blanket warming system, among other materials.  These supplies will be used by our partner NGO Zanmi Lasante (known in the US as Partners in Health) the new Mirebalais Teaching Hospital and several Cholera Treatment Centers.  Special thanks to Angie Bryan and Nicole DeMoss for their collaboration on making that project happen!

To read more about our work in Haiti since the earthquake in January of 2010, click here.