Now that I’m back in the swing of things in Ghana, I’m focused on the day to day process of scheduling meetings, coordinating the arrival of upcoming shipments, and the general chaos of traffic and heat. This morning, organizing recent photographs reminded me that just six days ago, MedPLUS Connect loaded our largest shipment to date.
The shipment consists of two 40 ft containers (a total of 31,204 lbs), both of which are headed to the Regional Health Directorate of Ghana’s Upper East Region. Under the direction of the Dr. Awoonor-Williams, the Regional Director of Health Services, the contents will be divided among a regional hospital and five district hospitals.
The first container, loaded in the morning, was filled almost completely with 40 hospital beds and mattresses.
The second container, loaded later that same day, contained an assortment of equipment—including 6 OR lights, 6 oxygen concentrators, 8 infant incubators, and an anesthesia machine—as well as hospital furnishings and 9 pallets of basic consumable supplies.