Making a difference with refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos
A Baylor College of Medicine doctor who hand-carried medical supplies with him on a trip to Lesbos, Greece, to help at a refugee clinic reported back to Medical Bridges, saying the clinic was "a scene out of the TV show M.A.S.H."
Happy New Year from all of us at Medical Bridges ! Our office was closed for the holidays but we are back in full swing and ready to go for 2016. If you tried to donate product or if you called during the time the office was closed, please call us back at your convenience to schedule a pickup. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you in advance for your patience and support.
Every year the Houston Museum of Natural Science invites a number of nonprofit organizations to decorate Christmas trees throughout the museum during the holiday season. Medical Bridges is honored to have been selected to participate again this year.
If you have an opportunity, visit the HMNS and stroll the Grand Hall to enjoy the display of the lovely Christmas trees. The trees will be displayed through January 1st.
Utmost Community Health has been a long-time Medical Bridges partner. On November 9, 2015, Ms. Charm Brown and Dr. Pauline Aham-Neze from Utmost Community Health along with Mr. Ikenna Uzochukwu from TruGuide Nnewi Community Hospital visited Medical Bridges to discuss the pressing needs for quality medical supplies and equipment to support an existing hospital and a new clinic currently under construction in Anambra State, Nigeria.
Utmost Community Health will sponsor a 40-foot ocean-freight container filled with lifesaving medical supplies and equipment that will help improve the quality of life for the medically indigent population of Anambra State.
On November 7th Texas A&M BUILD hosted a Texas Aggie Medical Clinics dedication ceremony in honor of those who lost their lives in the collapse of the Aggie Bonfire in 1999, This year, BUILD in partnership with Medical Bridges will send 4 fully equipped mobile clinics to the countries of Haiti (2), Honduras (1) and Kenya (1).
On November 5th, 2015, Medical Bridges hosted a visit from CIES from La Paz Bolivia. Executive Director Dr. Jhonny Lopez and Director of Finance Mr. Marco Murillo, toured the Medical Bridges Distribution Center and expressed the needs of their new clinic in the city of Potosi. The visit to Medical Bridges was arranged by long-time Medical Bridges partner, Futuro Foundation USA Inc.
CIES under the leadership of Dr. Lopez is committed to improving the healthcare delivery in Potosi, one of the most medically underserved communities of Bolivia. Through this collaborative effort with Medical Bridges and Futuro, CIES plans to elevate the quality of healthcare in that region.
Many thanks to Honorary Chair Margaret Alkek Williams and event Chairs Kelli Cohen Fein, MD and Barbara Van Postman for sharing their expertise throughout nearly a year of planning.
Over 250 guests attended the One People. One World. Gala on October 3, 2015, at the Hilton Post Oak. The proceeds will help bring much needed medical supplies and equipment to the medically indigent in the developing world.
On September 26th over 75 volunteers from Lakewood Church volunteered at Medical Bridges working various projects that ranged from sorting medical supplies to cleaning, painting durable medical equipment and beautifying the exterior of the Medical Bridges facility. The Servolution volunteers were energetic and full of joy. On behalf of the staff and the people we serve in the developing world, we thank the volunteers from Lakewood Church for their support.
CDA Colombia/Conviventia and Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church with support from Medical Bridges had a successful medical mission trip in August of 2015. The team traveled to El Pozón in Cartagena, one of the most medically indigent communities in Colombia.
In seven days, the team served over 2200 people. Their healthcare delivery consisted of general medicine, dental, eye tests and medication dispensary.
Medical Bridges hosted two delegations from the Cote d’Ivoire. A delegation representing the District of Abidjan led by Vice Governor Samuel Mobio; Dr. Pierre Niangoin, Medical Advisor; Mr. Yaya Quattara, Treasurer for the District of Abidjan and Mr. N’guessan Offi, General Manager -Finances District of Abidjan on August 24th, and a delegation from the City of Marcory led by the Mayor of Marcory Mr. ABY Akrobou Raoul Modeste; Mr KASSI Etien Christian, Deputy Mayor; Dr. KASSI Damoh Julien Luce Sylvain, Director of the General Hospital of Marcory and Mrs. N'GUESSAN Marie Gisele, Director of Communications for the City of Marcory on September 9th; both visits to Medical Bridges were arranged by long-time Medical Bridges partner, Global Assistance.