getting medical supplies into the right hands
Over the last century, the medical industry has revolutionized the way we practice health care in much of the world. New breakthroughs in technology and treatment seem to be making headlines regularly and in turn lives are being saved. However, many under-resourced hospitals in the developing world don’t have access to these tools. U.S. hospitals end up discarding valuable medical supplies due to overstock, regulatory issues, or just to make room for the newest medical technology. Project C.U.R.E. is working to get these supplies to those who need them most by handling the logistical issues of transporting them across the world. These hospitals are now able to put their surplus supplies to good use and care providers in other countries are able to better serve their patients.
In July, the Altruist community helped raise $114 for Project C.U.R.E. This donation will help to ship $2,294 worth of medical supplies and equipment to hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in under-served countries. The 40 foot, semi-trailer-sized shipping containers go to support a variety of projects, which at the moment includes relief for Nigerian refugees displaced by the religious cleansing by Boko Haram (an arm of ISIS), Nepal disaster relief and the West African Ebola outbreak.
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