MedShare, an international nonprofit organization that recovers surplus medical supplies and equipment from U.S. hospitals and manufacturers, recently announced it has initiated its Disaster Response Protocol in response to Hurricane Fiona.
The organization, which has a longstanding history of supporting the people of Puerto Rico after natural disasters, is taking the following actions:
- Opening its Primary Care Supply Center to individuals and groups who are making medical missions to the affected region to provide medical relief
- Working with trusted on the ground partners and NGOs to assess the damage
- Preparing initial shipments of necessary medical supplies and equipment to support people in the immediate area affected by Hurricane Fiona
As the situation continues to unfold, MedShare’s assistance will continue to evolve in order to tend to the needs of the people being affected.
Seeing the program’s impacts
Working with healthcare, hospital, manufacturing and shipping donors in tandem with frontline partners to coordinate our disaster relief response, MedShare continues to deliver the critical medical supplies and equipment necessary to rebuild local health systems after disaster strikes.
Nearly 500,000 people have been supported by MedShare’s Disaster Relief Program in the past three years alone.
MedShare is a global health organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved communities worldwide. MedShare’s headquarters is in Decatur, GA and their Northeast Region Volunteer and Collection Center is located in Secaucus.
To learn more or to support MedShare’s Disaster Relief efforts, visit https://www.medshare.org/hurricane-fiona.