#TGHU849337, 1/28/11 Partners in Health is a large provider of international health services, and is based in Boston, Massachusetts. PIH has projects in several countries and they are building a hospital in Haiti. It was snowing on the January day that we loaded their container on our chilly Coatesville mountaintop. Over 140 mattresses, beds, stretchers, linen and supplies were shipped to the new Haitian hospital. It was surreal loading a container in the snow, and shipping it to an island that has never experienced such an integral part of nature. But they were delighted with all their mattresses.
#MSCU823290 our first January container of 2011 was shipped to the National Cancer Hospital of Panama. This facility in Ancon serves both adults and children with cancer. Infant cribs from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a great supply of linens were shipped. Supplies and operating room accessories were also included. The Republic of Panama has been the most cooperative country that we have worked in, and we are grateful to Georgia Athanaspulos the Consulate of Panama based here in Philadelphia. The first lady of Panama is also extremely helpful, and so have the Lady’s Lioness Clubs. Panama has three million citizens.