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MedShare's New York Young Professionals Fundraise $65K to Benefit Haitian Pediatric Hospital

MedShare’s New York Young Professionals recently hosted a charity event and raised $65,000 to deliver a 40-foot shipment of critical medical supplies and equipment to benefit St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti. The festivities took place at Academy Mansion.
St. Damien Pediatric Hospital provides high quality medical treatment for disadvantaged and sick children in Haiti. More than half of all patients are admitted for infectious diseases like tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. And 25% of patients are admitted for non-infectious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and kidney infection. Most patients admitted are also malnourished. 
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 MedShare 2nd Annual Talk & Taste: June 23

Join MedShare's Western Region office for the 2nd annual Talk & Taste on Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m. at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Guests will hear captivating stories of inspiration while networking with San Francisco's distinguished community and sampling delicious fare. 

The evening will feature extraordinary individuals who have positively impacted the health and quality of life of people around the world.

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MedShare -- Leaders in Humanitarian Aid Delivery and Distribution -- Taps Partners to Assist with Relief Efforts in Ecuador 

As news of the deadly Ecuadorian earthquakes ripple across the world, MedShare steps up to deliver critical medical supplies to people in the affected areas. On April 16, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador killing over 560 people and injuring thousands more. Hundreds of people have also been reported missing. 

MedShare will work with on-the-ground advisors in Ecuador to hand deliver donated medical supplies and equipment as infrastructure in the area has been weakened by the quakes. 

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MedShare Stakeholders Visit Guatemalan Partner Healthcare Facilities; Examine Medical Product Donation Impact 

Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales Attends Dedication Ceremony at Tzununa Clinic 

March, 18 MedShare Board and staff members, and donors traveled to Guatemala to learn, firsthand, how the humanitarian aid organization helps to resolve critical healthcare needs in the developing world. During the six-day visit, the group examined ways to increase capacity and explored other initiatives in community development being implemented through diverse programs from local partners. 

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Notes from the Field: Annual Main Thing Trip

The 30-year Guatemalan Civil War was over. In Santigago on Lake Atitlan, a team of local residents, including some expatriates, decided to revive the local health clinic. The clinic had been abandoned during the war after the army built the base next door, and the Mayans (the army's main targets) no longer dared to come to the clinci. After several years of hard work, Hospitalito Atitlan was open for business and patients flocked in. 

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