While in Atlanta for our 19th Annual Convention, we visited MedShare for our philanthropic volunteer project and happily assisted boxing medical supplies. We were greeted by the CEO & President, Charles Redding and encouraged by the Vice President of Corporate and International Relations, Nell Diallo regarding our mission; how to get involved; how to partner up with MedShare as an organization, the Global Impact it would have and the lives that would forever be changed as result.
MedShare is a humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people and our planet. Since 1998, their efforts have brought lifesaving medical supplies, biomedical equipment and training to countless communities, and strengthened global health systems in 100 countries. Charity Navigator has ranked MedShare as a Four-Star Charity for 12 consecutive years, placing them in the top 1% of all nonprofits in the U.S. We essentially left MedShare in total admiration of the work they do, and their Global Impact to society. Within the past year, with help from donors, they were able to launch their Maternal & Child Health initiative, 2 Million Mothers, that will aid in reducing mortality rates for pregnancy and childbirth-related illnesses in communities where traditional medical care is unavailable. We left with a promise to return and donate towards moving two containers of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics in areas of Cameroon where the people need it the most.
OUR GOAL … MOVE 2 CONTAINERS: $10,000 EACH/ TOTAL OF $20,000 BEFORE THE END OF OUR 21ST ANNIVERSARY – 2020.
Reading the stories of the impact MedShare is making around the world and having lived in the communities we hope to serve, this is one goal we pray to be able to meet repeatedly because the pictures and stories only reveal the amazing result of their efforts and lives that are forever changed.
Learn more about MedShare by visiting their website at https://www.medshare.org/
The impact LESA-USA has in our local communities and abroad; all we have and continue to accomplish only come as a result of the kindness and support you all so freely usher our way. We are forever grateful and don’t take it lightly.
The Problem: In the developing world, over 10 million children under the age of five die from inadequate medical care every year. (Source: World Health Organization)
At the same time, hospitals in the United States generate over two million tons of medical waste each year. Much of that waste is unused, unexpired medical supplies and equipment. (Source: Healthcare Without Harm).
MedShare in turn works with hospitals, distributors and manufacturers to collect and redistribute medical products to qualified healthcare facilities in medically underserved communities.
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