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Infection Control Initiative
“New cases of Ebola are increasing exponentially with new dimensions of human suffering.” - World Health Organization (09.04.14)
Through the generous donations of our individual, hospital, and corporate partners, we are continuing to add life-saving supplies and protective clothing items - disposable gowns, gloves, operating roomcaps, shoe covers, and masks - to our special air shipments and 40-foot containers headed to West Africa.
MedShare’s partnership with theThe Coca-Cola Africa Foundation continues with the shipment of 459 boxes of medical supplies valued at approximately $46,000 USD from our SE Distribution Center on September 5. The Ebola relief supplies were airlifted to Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia from Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
Gbowee Peace Foundation USA’s airlift of 400 boxes of medical supplies from MedShare valued at $55,000 USD has arrived in Liberia (at left). The supplies are being distributed toto seven community clinics in Monrovia, including Hope for Women International. The Foundation supports the work of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee, a Liberian, and head of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa.
The Rockdale (GA) Foundation is supporting the shipment of a 40-foot MedShare container of medical supplies and equipment to Moyamba Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. The supplies left MedShare from Atlanta on Friday, September 12th.
United Parcel Service staffers from the Atlanta legal department (at right) volunteered at our SE Distribution Center on September 5th. They created 76 boxes and diverted 2,163 lbs from U.S. landfills. UPS is covering the ocean freight shipping costs of approximately 10 to 12 forty-foot containersfrom MedShare to West Africa.The first of those containers was sent to Holy Spirit Hospital in Sierra Leone from our SE Distribution Center on September 12th. It will include some of the supplies sorted by the UPS legal staffers during their volunteer session at MedShare.
Community Medical CentersinFresno, Californiaprovided a generous donation of Ebola specific supplies and a container sponsorship, which MedShare will be shipping soon to one of the West Africa countries treating large numbers of Ebola patients.
MAP International to join MedShare in Ebola aid shipments to West Africa
MAP International is partnering with MedShare to provide vital pharmaceuticals on future MedShare shipments to the West African countries battling the Ebola outbreak. “We are most effective when we work together as a team,” said MAP CEO Steve Stirling with MedShare CEOand President Charles Redding. “Working together we can save additional lives.”
Medical Mission Teams
We continue to equip medical mission teams from our Southeast and Western region Distribution Centers who are sending or taking supplies to West Africa to help contain the spread of the Ebola virus. Some of those include:
St. Anne’s Parish/ Smiles for Liberia
National Association of Sierra Leoneans
Living inNorth America (NOSLINA)
Hospitals for Humanity
Seek Ye First His Kingdom Fellowship Church
Liberians Against Ebola
Gateway Bible Church
Her Excellency Madame Djene Conde, (below center), the First Lady of the Republic of Guinea, and members of her official delegation were briefed on August 11 during a visit to MedShare by CEO and President Charles Redding (left) and Vice President for Corporate and International Relations Nell Diallo (right).
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The news of the death of Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, a MedShare partner and one of Sierra Leone's most respected health professionals, after contracting the Ebola virus, has deepened our commitment to this urgent mission.
We hope you will support our work to assist healthcare professionals in West Africa working tirelessly to treat and prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.
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When disaster strikes, MedShare stands ready to respond to those in need.
From disasters like the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, cholera outbreaks in Zimbabwe, drought and famine in East Africa, and the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, MedShare is often called on for help in collaboration with our nongovernmental and medical mission team partners and our corporate and hospital donors.
You can help by donating to our Urgent Humanitarian Relief Program.
Our Shipments to Ebola-affected areas
MedShare has shipped 40-foot containers of medical supplies and equipment over the past 15 years to communities in need in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.