From Decatur, GA to Libya: A Container Shipment Arrives

On June 29, 2011, we shipped a container of medical supplies and equipment for emergency relief to Tripoli Central Hospital in Libya.  This was the first of six projects generously sponsored by the HOPE International Relief and Development Agency, a non-profit that has set up a special Libyan Relief Fund with the objective of providing emergency aid to Libyan people facing violence and medical and food supply shortages.

The container arrived yesterday, and they kindly sent photos of its arrival and unloading that we wanted to share with you. See below:

Arrival of container

Libyans with the container

Prior to unloading

Unloaded boxes

Boxes

Thanks to all those who helped make this shipment possible. We are hopeful these supplies will indeed benefit those suffering in Libya.

Container Arrival: Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in Panama

In April, MedShare’s Western Region shipped a container of medical supplies and equipment to the Hospital San Miguel Arcangel in Panama.

The hospital is one of the largest government run public health institutions in the country, with about 170,000 patients seen annually, a large percentage being indigent populations unable to pay for services. Among the 1,000 supplies on the container were:

  • ambu bags
  • abdominal pads
  • laryngeal mask airways
  • lab coats
  • needles
  • gauze dressings
  • an electrosurgical unit
  • layrngoscopes
  • nebulizers
  • exam tables

We are happy to report that the container arrived safely and was unloaded. Check out these photos they sent us:

Opening the container

Packed full of boxes!

Unloading boxes of supplies from the container

Thanks to the Kimberly-Clark Foundation and Corporation for sponsoring this humanitarian aid shipment!

Ecuador Receives Container of Medical Supplies

On April 5th, MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center shipped a 40-foot container with hundreds of medical supplies destined for Canton Gonzalo Pizarro, Ecuador.

Dole Ocean Cargo Express generously donated the shipping of this container to the Ecuadorian port, including the tractor-trailer container. Below is a photo of the container before it left our warehouse in San Leandro, CA.

MedShare’s Western Region team with the container before it left for Ecuador

We’re happy to report that the container arrived in Ecuador the week of May 9. The hospital recipient sent photos of the container being unloaded, and we wanted to share these as they illustrate the full circle of MedShare’s work. See below…

Container being unloaded in Ecuador

Unloading boxes

Blue skies and a full container!

Dole container in Ecuador

Ecuadorians with the unloaded Dole container

These photos show the folks on both the giving and receiving end of MedShare’s work.  Thanks again to Dole Ocean Cargo Express for providing the container and shipping, and to everyone else for their hard work in making this happen!