International SOS to Leverage Global Network, On-the-Ground Expertise
to Support MediSend’s Work in Developing Countries
International SOS, the world’s leading provider of medical assistance, international healthcare, security services and outsourced customer care, has signed a memorandum of understanding with MediSend International to support the humanitarian organization’s healthcare work in developing countries. Wherever International SOS has established infrastructure, the company will help MediSend in its mission to provide education and training in biomedical technologies, and the distribution of medical supplies and biomedical equipment.
Known for its expertise at helping leading organizations ensure the health and safety of their employees, International SOS will expand on its commitment to international well-being by working with MediSend to identify and evaluate hospitals in developing countries as recipients of MediSend’s services, and to assist in the selection and testing of potential candidates for training in MediSend’s Biomedical Repair Training Program™.
“We are proud to work with this unique organization to bring sustainable improvement to healthcare in developing countries,” said Julie McCashin, Vice President of Health Services Development for International SOS. “As we sought to expand our CSR efforts, MediSend’s impressive track record and growth made them an ideal partner, particularly because their humanitarian healthcare mission aligns well with ours of providing care with a human touch. We look forward to working with them to bring quality healthcare to the developing world.”
MediSend is a global leader in the development of biomedical equipment repair training programs, mobile test and repair kits, and support solutions for developing country hospitals. MediSend is currently working in Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Bangladesh and Kazakhstan.
“The International SOS partnership will strengthen our capacity to transform healthcare systems in the developing world,” said Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International. “Their global presence and expertise will offer a new dimension and opportunity for MediSend to expand its mission of Sending Hope and Saving Lives.”
MediSend is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit, humanitarian organization that supports under resourced hospitals in developing countries with a multi-dimensional approach to improving community health. Medisend’s mission includes education, training, technical support and management technologies in Biomedical Equipment Repair, as well as the distribution of life-saving medical supplies and biomedical equipment. MediSend is a proud member of The Clinton Global Initiative.
About International SOS
Operating in over 70 countries, International SOS helps organizations manage the health and security risks facing their travelers and international assignees. Using its worldwide network of alarm centers, clinics, and over 55,000 health and logistics providers, the company offers local expertise, preventative advice, and emergency assistance during critical illness, accident, or civil unrest. International SOS provides medical and security information services, medical consulting, staffing support, occupational healthcare, and healthcare management services globally. In 2008 the company handled over 1,000,000 cases, including nearly 18,000 evacuations. International SOS works in partnership with businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations and currently provides key services to 83 percent of the Fortune Global 100 companies.