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.
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.
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.
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.