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An Update from CEO & President, Charles Redding

Review Charles Redding’s Annual Letter below and check out his latest Global Health Thought Leadership column here.

Dear Friends,

Happy anniversary! As MedShare celebrates 20 years of improving global health and the environment, we want to thank you for being a vital part of our impact worldwide. Whether you joined MedShare at our founding 20 years ago, or you just discovered us this year, we’re glad to have you as a part of our community.

2018 has been a true celebration of all that makes MedShare so special. Your generosity has been overwhelming. From the outpouring of support we witnessed during the disasters last fall to the care you’ve shown for the families served by our 2 Million Mothers initiative, we are touched by your compassion.

During our disaster relief efforts last fall, you enabled MedShare to deliver $1.4 million in medical aid to patients, medical professionals, and families in 12 countries and territories. Your support provided compassionate care for hundreds of thousands of people experiencing unimaginable tragedy in the face of disaster. But your generosity didn’t stop there. As MedShare expanded our Maternal and Child Health outreach, the support you gave to mothers in medically underserved communities allowed us to deliver critical care to thousands of pregnant moms and infants, including more than 154,000 mothers and children in Chontales, Nicaragua through our partnership with AMOS.

Each year MedShare’s community works tirelessly to strengthen global healthcare, build a sustainable foundation for exemplary medical care, and improve the quality of life of people and our planet. Over the past two decades, MedShare donors, healthcare partners, volunteers, staff, and supporters have worked together to deliver $220 million in medical aid. Together, we have reached more than 20 million patients in 103 countries! We want to thank you for all you’ve done to make these achievements possible, and we invite you to join us as we embark on the next 20 years of global impact!

 

Yours in Service,

Charles Redding

CEO & President

 

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Testimonials

“When you give your money away to MedShare you are giving hope, you are giving life.”

Dikembe Mutombo NBA Hall of Fame Member and Founder of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

“MedShare is truly a win-win situation.”

 

Dr. William Foege Senior Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

“The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation’s partnership with MedShare has proved to be one of the most pragmatic, effective and sustainable needs-driven interventions in Africa’s health issues. By innovatively pulling together inventories of medical equipment for needy hospitals in Africa with some of the state-of-the-art equipment that has saved lives in Africa.”

William Asiko President, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

“Because lives have been changed around the world, many of them in areas with Kimberly-Clark operations, we are proud to continue our support of this outstanding organization’s mission.”

Beverly Yearack Kimberly-Clark Corporation

“More than a shipping entity, MedShare evaluates each donation… Support like this answers crying medical needs.”

 

John T. Fox President and CEO, Emory Healthcare

“We know that we can rely on MedShare to get our much needed healthcare products to underserved populations throughout the world with great efficiency and care.”

 

Teresa Hacunda Director of Civic Affairs, Covidien 

“This is in appreciation of the fifty hospital beds your outfit donated to Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital. Your offer has gone a long way to improve hospital bed situation and hope that more of such laudable offers may come to improve the quality of service being delivered to our clients.”

Joseph Gyimah Ghana Health Service

“I came as a volunteer with my company and I had a life changing experience. I think it is awesome that MedShare provides medical supplies to developing countries across the globe. I plan to go back and volunteer as an individual. Sorting medical supplies and putting boxes together is a great work out and it is a pretty neat way to learn about the hospital and medical supplies. The volunteer team at MedShare is great in helping you figure out which items go in which pile. I encourage other companies to get their employees out there to volunteer. Volunteering as a team is a great team building activity and it’s very rewarding to see the effect on the lives of people around the world.”

Moji G. Volunteer

“Our longstanding relationship with MedShare International has been an ideal way to help make a positive impact on families around the world. The medical supplies donated through our partnership have a profound impact on several hospitals as many don’t have the means to meet the needs of their patients. MedShare’s mission is near and dear to the hearts of our employees as their own families are treated at these hospitals and they are proud that Kimberly-Clark is able to help make a difference. Supporting causes like this helps us carry out our mission to support communities where we live and work. “

Jenny Lewis Vice-President, Kimberly-Clark Foundation

“The traditional method of filling a container according to what the shipper ‘thinks’ is needed has been made obsolete with your online shopping system. I consider you to be our premier shipping organization. “

David Bell CURE International's Procurement and Inventory Manager