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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.  


Medical Bridges welcomes Bridges, a group of energetic young professionals that was formed to support the mission of Medical Bridges, create awareness and proved the platform to bridge the young leaders of our community with opportunities to serve underprivileged countries through networking and social events. Medical Bridges wishes the newly formed Bridges great success in this endeavor. 

On June 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board of Directors "stepped into the shoes" of the sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identify, sort and box medical supplies.

The Medical Bridges staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board members, not only for their volunteering in the sort room, but most especially for their many hours of service and support all year long.

Dr. Powner, a true testament of the power of giving.

Medical Bridges recognizes that its volunteers are the healing hands to those who lack basic medical equipment and supplies. It is through their support and efforts that Medical Bridges can achieve its goal- to bridge the healthcare gap worldwide.

One of our regular volunteers is Dr. David Powner, a retired critical care physician who while working in the Neurotrauma ICU at Memorial Hermann Hospital felt drawn to the support of the Hospital’s medical staff and volunteers gathering supplies for Medical Bridges. The desire to volunteer at Medical Bridges, after retirement, just felt natural to Dr. Powner.  Dr. Powner joined our volunteer team in 2012 and we are extremely grateful for his continued dedication, time and expertise. Thank you Dr. Powner you are a true testament of the power of giving.

On March 18th and  19th, Medical Bridges hosted a delegation from the Cote d’Ivoire representing Mutuelles des Agents de la Direction des Impots (MADGI) The visit to Medical Bridges was arranged by long-time Medical Bridges partner, Global Assistance.

Mr. Jean Bouadou, International Development Director, and Dr. Jeffrey Bouadou, USA Medical Advisor, introduced Mr. Paul Nioble, MADGI General Administrator, and Mr. Alain Kadio, Chief Biomedical Technician to the Medical Bridges team.

Medical Bridges participated in Texas A&M’s Kyle Field Day organized by the Memorial Student Center FISH (Freshmen in Service and Hosting). Kyle Field Day provides A&M students an opportunity to actively engage in service and seek continued involvement in the community.

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