In 2017, Hurricane Irma and Maria devastated the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. The results were unavoidable but action was taken to reduce the amount of deaths in the area. The government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ reached out to us for assistance. Thankfully, we could partner with MedShare and we were able to provide medical supplies and equipment to the region. The supplies that we took included anesthesia kits, antiseptics, blood administration sets, bandages, biohazard waste bags, canes, beds, catheters, crutches, baby wipes, mattresses, diapers, dressings, gloves, wheelchairs, other critical supplies.
07 May 2018
Uniting for Health Innovation Debuts: After 50 Years of Service, PAHO Foundation Refreshes to Deliver Health Solutions for the 21st Century
As we near the end of the first decade of the 21st century, we can clearly see that while a host of medical triumphs have led to longer, healthier lives, there is certainly much work to be done. Illnesses like obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease seem to be unstoppable. We are not prepared to face potential influenza pandemics, bioterrorism, or infectious diseases like Ebola which can be unexpected, incurable, and unusual in many aspects of their transmission. The problems are compounded by a world seemingly smaller than ever where people from all cultures can quickly spread emerging viruses around the world in not months or days but just hours. And addressing all of this is a health care landscape crowded with multiple organizations individually addressing the same challenge
04 Apr 2018