Read below as a volunteer shares her experiences volunteering with MedPLUS Connect. If you are interested in getting involved, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a few afternoons in November, I joined Emma Lawrence and the staff at MedWish International in Cleveland to pack dozens of boxes of medical supplies to send to a hospital in Walewale, Ghana. We spent several hours sorting through latex gloves, syringes, sutures, gauze, and dozens of other supplies to make sure we matched the wishlist drafted by Dr. Abdulai, the Medical Director of the hospital in Walewale.
Although the majority of the space in the shipping container was filled with large equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, filing cabinets, bedside tables, a fridge, and an autoclave machine, the smaller hand-packaged boxes that we filled are equally valuable. The hundreds of sutures, gloves, and syringes that we packed will supply the entire Walewale district for several months.
All in all, my first experience with MedWish International was a blast. The entire staff was extremely kind and helpful and the afternoons flew by. I'm already looking forward to helping with the next shipment!!
Sarah MedPLUS Connect, volunteer