In an effort to release some burden off the healthcare system in third world country hospitals & in line with its mission statement the East Africa Aid Foundation, a New York Based NGO, has engaged in a program to provide medical & surgical supplies to hospitals worldwide that are in need of the items to help their underprivileged patient population. The project runs on the donations of North American healthcare facilities their excess supplies to hospitals that are in desperate need of the same
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
All the facilities we partner with suffer from lack of medical supplies at their operating theatres, interventional radiology suites and other points of service within the hospital to include the critical care units. The lack of supplies affects the quality of care provided to the population served. Most of our partner facilities do not lack the human resources for treatment (typically qualified medical doctors are on staff) but the lack of supplies is a chronic issue at all times!
How will this project solve this problem?
It would not be expected that the project would "solve" the problem per se but it sure will help alleviate some of the burden on the medical care system at the said hospitals which always suffers from under budgeting, restrictions on imports and the exuberant cost of medical supplies. The model at which the project is built on is a classic implementation of re-allocation of resources from one medical environment and its surplus to another impoverished entity with its chronic shortages.
Potential Long Term Impact
Providing the medical facilities with surgical and radiological supplies would enable these centers to perform procedures on patients in need otherwise would not be possible because the lack of supplies! Waiting lists for surgeries are long! Imagine a surgery that could not happen without the material needed for it and how many patients would benefit from the items donated. Even more benefits comes to the surgical staff who would participate in more procedures that would not be possible before!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.