On Monday, May 2, 2011, a 40-foot container carrying medical relief aid for Pakistan was shipped from MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center in Decatur, Georgia.
Over 9,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment we included on the container, including:
- ambu bags
- emergency airways
- surgical packs and instruments
- endotracheal tubes
- blood pressure monitors
- an electrosurgical unit
- a ventilator
- and much more!
These donated items will be distributed by the NGO International Relief And Development (IRD) to local health facilities in the flood-affected districts of Punjab Province. According to www.pakistanfloodresponse.com, “Pakistan’s current flood zone is an area the size of England. The waters stretch the distance from St. Louis to New Orleans, and the disaster currently affects 20.4 million people: more than the combined number of people affected by the 2004 tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.”
MedShare is proud to support IRD’s flood relief efforts on the ground in Pakistan with this shipment of medical supplies and equipment. Our sincere thanks to the UPS Foundation for sponsoring this humanitarian project.