Monthly Archives: November 2016

Container shipped to Haiti for Partners in Health in Boston

November 22, 2016, container #TCLU 6578118, seal #0720040, Haiti.  A second container load this month for Boston-based Partners in Health was shipped to Zanmi Lasante, its affiliate in Port au Prince, Haiti.  Another 197 cases of disposable surgical masks, 18 hospital beds, 30+ hospital bed mattresses, 24 bedside tables and a plethora of other medical-surgical equipment were included.  Zanmi Lasante is the largest non-government healthcare provider in Haiti.

Zanmi Lasante

ZanmiLasante is a sister organization to the Boston-based Partners InMap of Port-au-Prince Haiti Health that operates out of Cange in central Haiti. The name, ZanmiLasante, means Partners In Health in Haitian Creole. It was built in 1985 to treat patients who were incapable of paying hospital fees.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince is the capital and most populous city of Haiti. The city’s population was estimated at 987,310 in 2015 with the metropolitan area estimated at a population of 2,618,894.

Container shipped to Ghana, Africa

November 14, 2016, container #TCLU 5297820, seal #0720039, Ghana, Africa.  Ghanaian expatriate Akosua Joyce Oppong coordinated this shipment for her medical associates in Accra, Ghana.  Hospital beds, mattresses, examination tables, an incubator, an infant radiant warmer and a host of other valuable medical-surgical equipment/supplies filled up this container.

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Accra

Accra is the capital and most populous city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolis District, with which it is conterminous. Accra is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area, the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, which is inhabited by about 4 million people and the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa.

Container sent to Cange, Haiti for Zanmi Lasante

November 7, 2016, container #CMAU 4584144, seal #0720038, Haiti.  Mission Relief Services was able to provide 429 cases of disposable surgical masks, an assortment of office furniture, hospital bed mattresses, 135 oak cafeteria dining chairs and 28 matching dining tables in this container.  Partners in Health of Boston MA sponsored this shipment to Zanmi Lasante, its sister organization that operates out of Cange in the central plateau of Haiti.