After a few minor setbacks and glitches (culminating in a fight with a police officer because the truck driver forgot his drivers license) our first 40 foot container of the summer arrived at the Lawra District Hospital! The Compact truckers were amazing- they keep us updated throughout the trip, were a huge help in unpacking, and left Kumasi at 4am to make sure the truck got here early today (the head trucker said he could hear the concern in my voice so decided that driving was more important than sleeping...awwww!). Thanks Issac!!
The staff and community members of Lawra pitched in to spend the morning unpacking the supplies, equipment, and hospital beds. A group of local health and government officials came out to watch the unpacking process, and everything went surprisingly smoothly.
The best part of the experience was that Emily and I weren't needed at all! Everyone was efficient and organized, and the administration had taken the initiative to make copies of the shipment inventory and distribute it to all the key people. The electrician was ready to install the OR lamps and the plumper was excited to get the washer hooked up and running.
The efficiency, professionalism and dedication of health personnel at places like the Lawra District Hospital make me confident that MedPLUS has developed some truly amazing partners!