Dallas-Based MediSend International and Pemex Partner in an Effort to Improve Medical Conditions in Rural Mexico

12/08/2005

MediSend International, the Dallas-based non-profit headquartered in North Dallas with facilities that house tons of new surplus medical supplies and both used and new medical and biomedical equipment, and Pemex, Mexico’s largest company and the seventh largest petroleum company in the world, have partnered in a long-term effort that will bring needed medical resources to rural areas in Mexico.

Hospital administrators and officials from Mexico visited the MediSend headquarters December 8th and 9th to view the medical supplies and equipment that MediSend will be sending to the Children’s Hospital and the Maternity Hospital in Villahermosa, Mexico.

Badly needed medical equipment such as ultrasounds, operating room lights, centrifuges, sterilizers, and anesthesia machines and supplies such as surgical gloves, sutures, surgical instruments, dressings, needles, and syringes will be included in the first of what is hoped to be an on-going stream of aid to the developing areas of Mexico.The program will be overseen and monitored by the World Health Organization.

MediSend International is a non-profit agency that addresses the needs of areas worldwide that otherwise might be left with very limited medical resources or without even basic treatment. With the help of strategic partners such as manufacturers, distributors, and hospital systems that donate surplus usable medical supplies and equipment desperately needed in developing countries, MediSend provides shipments of medical aid to pre-qualified public and charitable institutions that offer medical services abroad. Often, in these areas, doctors and medical practitioners are desperate for the likes of even the simplest items such as surgical gloves or clean syringes. After MediSend collects supplies and biomedical equipment, the items are sorted, inventoried, repaired and shipped. Generous support from corporate sponsors enables MediSend to send shipments around the world to help ease the suffering of those in dire need of medical attention.

MediSend has provided long-term strategic medical aid to Tsunami victims in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India, as well as to Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mexico, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Kenya, and Colombia. Recently MediSend undertook its biggest effort to-date with medical relief to the earthquake victims in Pakistan.

MediSend International has been quietly assuming a global role in the recovery and distribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment. Jane Goodall sits on the Board of MediSend International and last year Mary Jo Myers, wife of General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, visited Dallas on MediSend’s behalf and was honored with the 2004 MediSend Humanitarian Award.

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