Improving Children's Health in Dominican Republic

by Global Links
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Summary

This project collects surplus basic medical equipment from US hospitals - cribs, nebulizers, suture, gloves, gauze - and delivers it to hospitals in Dominican Republic that care for children.
$1,993.64
total raised
20
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

While skilled medical care is available in Dominican Republic, children there are suffering and dying for lack of basic supplies. In the United States, hospitals have surplus medical materials that are going to waste. "Sending these still useful materials where they are desperately needed helps society's most vulnerable members have a good start in life," says Andrea Arkin, Program Director, Caribbean Region, "The community benefits for the long term."

Solution

Donations of medical materials to improve children's healthcare. "Donations [from Global Links] have allowed us to provide higher quality care to our patients." Dr. Christopher Doumpa, Director FUDOPROSA Hospital

Long-Term Impact

Focusing on pediatric health - providing the basic materials that enable local healthcare workers to set a standard for care - is investing in the future of the community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Global Links Website
Pan American Health Organization
YouTube Global LInks video

Organization Information

Global Links

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globallinks.org
Project Leader:
Angela Garcia
Deputy Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States

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