April 5th, 2013 Sierra Leone Project Completed
Doc2Doc’s final shipment to Sierra Leone made it safely to Freetown in March. This project, sponsored by Healey International Relief Foundation, provided more than $3 million of supplies and equipment to refurbish and reopen Serabu General Hospital, the largest hospital complex in Sierra Leone just outside of Freetown. We’d like to thank Healey for all their hard work in ensuring the patients at Serabu will have safe medical care for years to come.
April 5th, 2013 Third Container for South Sudan Programs Arrives in Maridi
On March 30, 2013, the third container for the South Sudan program arrived safely in Maridi, South Sudan. This container, which provided more than $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment for Maridi County Hospital, was received with a town-wide celebration. Our local partner, the EPC, broadcast the arrival nationally on South Sudan TV. Since the start of the Doc2Doc South Sudan program in April 2012, we have successfully shipped more than $1.5 million of supplies and equipment to one of the most remote areas in Africa.
FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS
“I would like to pass my sincere heartfelt gratitude to Doc2Doc for sending us this container full of medical equipment to improve the lives of so many people dying in Maridi without any medical attention. I am happy to see all this equipment and medical supplies and we will immediately put it to use and we really appreciate Doc2Doc for this wonderful support.”
Dr John Sebit, Medical Director, Maridi Civil Hospital
“Today I am extremely excited to come and witness what we are witnessing now. This equipment as you have seen consist of very many expensive items. For instance monitors – the monitor we have seen today is only the second of such monitors in South Sudan. We have ventilators, refrigerators, beds, machines, beds for operation, and lights for the operation room and of course many other cartons of supplies that had been delivered. Many lives will be saved because of these machines and monitoring will be done, laboratory will be done better here and many other services. We have theatre items like gauze, masks and all kind of things and I am sure the Doctor will have no problems for the many years to come.”
H.E Dr. Yatta Lori Lugor, Deputy Minister of Health, Republic of South Sudan
January 18th, 2013 Doc2Doc Ships Four Containers in December
In December, Doc2Doc shipped four containers–valued at an estimated US$2 million–of medical supplies and equipment. This includes shipments to:
Maridi Civil Hospital, South Sudan: This shipment is part of Doc2Doc’s South Sudan program.
Freetown, Sierra Leone: Healey International Foundation sponsored two containers (part of a six container project) to refurbish and reopen Serabu General Hospital, the largest hospital complex in Sierra Leone just outside of Freetown.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi: This shipment was sponsored by the Jack Brewer Foundation and the Joyce Banda Foundation.
Doc2Doc shipped a total of 10 containers in 2012, valued at US$4.5 million. This is more than double shipments for 2011.
November 6th, 2012 Doc2Doc Featured in Glamour Magazine
Doc2Doc was included in Glamour‘s “31 Days of Giving” calendar in the December issue, which hits the stands on November 6, 2012. Doc2Doc is thrilled to be part of such an amazing campaign. A big thanks to the wonderful staff at Glamour!
October 18th, 2012 LUSH Cosmetics Renews Charity Pot Grant for Doc2Doc
LUSH Cosmetics, which has dozens of stores across the US, has renewed its Charity Pot Grant for a second year for Doc2Doc. This grant goes to the South Sudan program and will help provide health care and save lives. LUSH will sell Doc2Doc branded Charity Pots in its US stores through 2013. With every Charity Pot purchase, LUSH Cosmetics donates 100% of the price (minus the taxes) to small, grassroots organizations. To learn more, go to LUSH Charity Pot.
July 20th, 2012 Medical Container Arrives in Goli, Shipment a Major Milestone in Program to Bring Modern Medical Care to Those Who Need it Most
Doctors, health officials, and religious leaders gathered Monday to welcome the arrival of a Doc2Doc container truck carrying lifesaving medical supplies and equipment.
The container’s safe delivery marks a major milestone in Doc2Doc’s South Sudan Pilot Program—a project that will provide more than $5 million in medical supplies to three hospitals in Goli, Yei, and Maridi over the next three years. “We are going to South Sudan because no one else will.” said Chris Larsen, Chairman of the Doc2Doc Board. The shipment is the first step in a multi-year commitment to “bringing modern medicine to the world’s newest nation” according to Larsen.
“As the Medical Director of Goli Hospital, I’m pleased to witness the arrival of the container,” said Dr. Isbu Dhata, adding that the supplies and equipment inside will go a long way toward helping those who are “suffering with various kinds of sickness in the area.”
Twenty-five percent of children in South Sudan will die from common childhood illnesses before the age of five. South Sudan also holds the highest maternal mortality rate in the world (2,000 per 100,000 births—a mother here has a 1 in 7 chance of dying in childbirth at some point in her lifetime).
Through ongoing supply deliveries, the installation of a telecommunication system, administrative assistance and the introduction of a comprehensive metrics and monitoring program, Doc2Doc aims to improve these statistics and increase community access to health services throughout the region.
The container delivery coincided with the first annual Hope for South Sudan event, hosted by Halmar International and Doc2Doc, to raise awareness of D2D’s new project in South Sudan. The event, hosted by Peter Godwin, was held on July 16th at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City.
July 1st, 2012 Fourth Container Arrives at Serabu Hospital in Sierra Leone
Doc2Doc successfully delivered the fourth container of a large-scale project with the Healey International Foundation to refurbish Serabu Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. This project will deliver more than $3 million of medical supplies and equipment to one of the largest hospitals in the country. Two more containers will be shipped before the end of 2012.