Five Local Hospitals Receive Medical Supplies from Project C.U.R.E.
Jan 24, 2015
Our partnership with Project C.U.R.E., a Denver based NGO that provides refurbished and recycled medical equipment and supplies to the developing world, has been extremely fruitful. Two shipping containers, with over one million dollars in goods, arrived safely in Dakar this month. Each was packed with a variety of medical equipment, consumables, and furniture for use at five local hospitals to which AFLK has provided support for almost a decade.
The recipients were thrilled with the donation.Dr. Magueye Ba of the Sinthian and Fass medical centers told AFLK that infection due to equipment deterioration has always been an additional problem and said “What a relief to have such modern equipment and consumables that meet hygiene standards.” A third container will arrive shortly with supplies for a sixth hospital as well as extra goods to help all of our colleagues with Ebola prevention.
Upon a special request from AFLK, Project C.U.R.E. arranged for extra boxes of gloves and bottles of disinfectant to fill every available inch of space in the container, in order to take advantage of the shipment and guarantee hospitals have access to these desperately needed supplies. Simple items such as gloves and soap can mean the difference between an isolated case of Ebola and a full-fledged outbreak similar to what is happening in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.