Medical Supply Container En Route to Tanzania from Chicago
During this time of great need, our partner communities are turning to AKP for emergency relief and relying on AKP’s Global Medical Assistance program with Project C.U.R.E. . In June, AKP — with the help of A&K and Project C.U.R.E. volunteers — packed a 40-foot shipping container of medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E.’s Chicago warehouse. The container is currently in transit to the Faraja Hospital in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.
The container, filled with 625 boxes of medical supplies and equipment, is valued at $337,000 USD. Contents include syringes, surgical kids, nebulizers, respiratory supplies, diapers, wipes, dressing kits, gauze, and other essential supplies not easily obtained in the area. The supplies will be utilized by Faraja Hospital staff to serve their patient population of 7,000 local community members.
Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Their efforts have been critically important in the past several months as they work to meet the increased global demands of PPE and medical supplies. Due to the pandemic, obtaining shipping containers and securing vessel shipping dates has been extremely difficult as many rail carriers and big ports are operating on a very limited capacity. Our partners at Project C.U.R.E. worked extremely hard to make this shipment to Tanzania happen during these extraordinary circumstances. Although a small effort in comparison to fighting this global pandemic, AKP is happy to do our part in addressing the health needs of others.