We are so excited to report that the supplies from our third Upper East Regional shipment are being distributed to 51 different hospitals and health centers throughout the region! This container held almost 15,884 pounds of medical equipment and consumable supplies. A bulk of that weight was taken up by 16 exam tables, 12 wheelchairs, 11 hospital beds, 6 patient gurneys, 21 IV poles, 20 nebulizers, 20 walkers, and 20 crutches. We were also fortunate to be able to send several more advanced pieces of equipment that are often difficult to obtain in the Upper East. These included 6 combination oto/ophthalmoscopes, 5 vital sign monitors, 2 oxygen concentrators, and 1 ultrasound machine.
The hard work of our fantastic partners at MedWish International also packed this container with 5 pallets of mixed medical supplies and an entire pallet of exam gloves, which provided more than 100,000 gloves to the region! The Upper East Region was also significantly lacking enough blood pressure cuffs, digital thermometers, and stethoscopes. Working with our partners at Globus Relief, we were able to help reduce a significant chunk of this deficit by sending 1,000 blood pressure cuffs, 500 thermometers, and 125 stethoscopes as value added supplies! We are so excited for the distribution of these much needed supplies and look forward to hearing how they are able to help the dedicated physicians and nurses at the hospitals and health centers save the lives of their patients.