Health
 Ghana
Project #15002

Fever Relief Fund Ghana

by Fever Relief Fund

Summary

Fever Relief Fund collects opened but unused and new but unneeded medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, manufacturers, and distributors, diverting them from landfills and shipping them for use in the countries where we work. Fever Relief Fund work saves thousands of pounds of excess medical supplies and equipment from landfills and incinerators that, for various reasons, hospitals and medical companies discard.
$60,000.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

More than $15 billion worth of medical supplies are discarded each year in the United States. At the same time, less fortunate countries are in desperate need of medical supplies. Fever Relief Fund closes this health care gap by connecting those who have with those who hope. We procure medical and surgical supplies and equipment (crutches, wheelchairs, scalpels, syringes, gloves, antibiotics, beds, exam tables etc.) and deliver them to health care providers in Ghana West Africa.

Solution

Fever Relief Fund collects these supplies, which never had patient contact, so they can be used to save lives in Africa. While American doctors throw away sutures that have never been used, medical professionals throughout the world are washing, sun drying and reusing sutures on numerous patients. Fever Relief Fund collects these supplies, which never had patient contact, so they can be used to save lives in Africa.

Long-Term Impact

Fever Relief Fund will be making 17 shipments of medical supplies and equipment to 10 Government hospitals in Ghana W. Africa. These donated articles are of immeasurable assistance to Fever Relief Fund health care programs overseas, often making the difference between continuing or closing. Fever Relief Fund volunteers will gather, sort, repair, catalog, pack and ship items ranging from needles, syringes and bandages to incubators, computers, ultra sound and operating tables as donations.

Resources

http:/​/​www.feverrelieffund.org

Organization Information

Fever Relief Fund

Location: Arlington, TX - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.feverrelieffund.org
Project Leader:
Akwasi Oppong
Atlanta, GA United States

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