October 24, 2019, Container# CMAU 6267154, seal# 0720079, Sierra Leone, Africa. The Healey International Relief Foundation of Cherry Hill, NJ coordinated this load with Mission Relief Services to supply more of the needs of their hospital project in Sierra Leone (this is the sixth container that we have shipped for them). Major items that were packed in this 40’ High Cube container included: a dozen sleeper chairs, 6 rollaway guest beds, 34 office chairs, 4 office desks, 8 flat screen computer monitors, 4 mobile privacy partition screens, 14 mobile bedside tables, 15 IV infusion pumps, waiting room seating for 32 patients, and a plethora of hospital linen and top-quality medical-surgical supplies/accessories.
October 10, 2019, Container #TCNU 1022150, seal #0720078, Guinea. This 40’ HC container was coordinated by Ms. Justina Saye of Healing for the World for her associates at L’Universite Gamal Abdel Nasser in Conakry, Guinea. Major medical-surgical equipment included 11 hospital beds, 7 examination tables, an electric wheelchair, 4 manual wheelchairs, 6 mobile bedside tables, 2 infant bassinets, 2 mobile infant changing tables, 5 overbed tables, waiting room seating for 18, a laboratory centrifuge and a variety of office/potty/shower chairs. Also included were 4 pallets of assorted hospital linen and 4 pallets of assorted medical-surgical supplies.
September 27, 2019, 26-foot Box Truck, Dominican Republic. This vehicle was loaded at the MRS Parkesburg PA warehouse with 5 stretchers, 4 examination tables, 2 mobile recliner chairs, 2 tabletop blanket warmers, a breast biopsy ultrasound table, and some 200 boxes of medical-surgical supplies. Diogenes Molina of New York accepted these items for further shipment to his associates in the Dominican Republic.
August 19, 2019, Container #CAIU 7115981, seal #0720077, Ghana. This 40’ HC container was directed to the Stewards Hospital in Ahinsan-Kumasi, Ghana. The shipment was coordinated by Dr. Kwaku Amexo, a physician at the Brandywine Hospital who was born in Ghana and studied medicine in Russia. He now lives in Exton, PA and frequently visits the Mission Relief Services warehouse in Parkesburg. Ghana is the size of Oregon with 30 million people. The contents of this container included 10 hospital beds, 6 stretchers, a surgical table, 5 examination tables, 15 overbed tables, 12 IV infusion pumps, 4 wheelchairs, an autoclave, a mobile aspirator, a blood bank refrigerator and a large variety of valuable medical-surgical supplies.
July 11, 2019, 12’ Box Truck, Pakistan. Sonny Afrees, an expatriate of Pakistan coordinated this 12’ box truck shipment which will be consolidated with other donations for further shipment to Pakistan. This truckload consisted of two phacoemulsifiers, an assortment of endoscopic equipment, a case of various steel surgical instruments and some 20 cartons of assorted medical-surgical supplies
June 4, 2019, container# GLDU 0679340, seal# 0720076, Sierra Leone, Africa. The Healey International Relief Foundation of Cherry Hill, NJ is very active in Freetown Sierra Leone where they have developed community medicine projects, and supported the rebuilding of the Seruba Hospital complex. We developed this container to match their needs list. Large quantities of office furnishings (desks, file cabinets, secretarial chairs, bookcases, computer accessories, etc.), stretchers, examination tables, hospital linen and other valuable medical-surgical equipment/supplies were supplied by Mission Relief Services. The Foundation also provided three pallets each of prenatal multivitamins and bed linen to include in this shipment. Local priests and nuns help manage the project in Freetown, and the recipients are receiving the finest care. This is the fifth project that we have shipped for the Healey International Relief Foundation.
June 3, 2019, 26’ Box Truck, Cameroon. Dr. Jean Jules Fotso returned to the MRS warehouse in Parkesburg PA with a 26’ box truck to pick up additional equipment for further transfer to his associates in the West African country of Cameroon. Squeezed into this box truck were 7 hospital beds, 4 stretchers, 24 waiting room chairs, 6 more infant bassinets, another infant incubator, 3 folding walkers and a manual wheelchair.
May 24, 2019, Container #ACLU 9770510, seal #0720075, Cameroon. Dr. Jean Jules Fotso and Viviane Dicoum coordinated this 40’ HC container shipment to their associates in Douala, Cameroon. They brought a Nissan Sentra sedan to the warehouse for inclusion in this shipment, with the rest of the container being filled from MRS’s resources. Included were furnishings for six hospital patient recovery rooms (a hospital bed, bedside table, sleeper chair, overbed table, IV pole, trash receptacle for each room), five examination tables, patient scales, office furniture, fetal Doppler, infant bassinets, infant incubator, 30+ hospital bed mattresses and a host of other valuable medical-surgical equipment and supplies.
May 17, 2019, Container #HASU 5048214, seal #0720074, Haiti. Partners in Health is a large Boston-based charity with operations in Haiti and Rwanda. The Hospital Universitaire de Mirebalais is a 300-bed hospital that Partners in Heath built, and this modern facility resembles a hospital that one would see in this country. We received a large request for furnishings such as manual hospital beds, mattresses, glider-rocker chairs, examination tables, stretchers, mobile recliner chairs, waiting room chairs and patient scales.
April 30, 2019, Container #BMOU 4326872, seal #0720073, Egypt. Mr. Ralph Plumb – representing the Tacha Fund for Children of Washington DC – coordinated this 40’ HC container shipment to Tacha’s field partner in Egypt. This shipment was unusual for Mission Relief Services in that it did not contain any equipment … only 20 pallets of medical-surgical supplies with plenty of shelf life remaining.