MedShare, an Atlanta-based global humanitarian aid organization, is shipping a 40 foot container load of brand new medical supplies and quality biomedical equipment to Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, Cameroon. The supplies will furnish a new pediatric and maternal health wing funded by Cameroonian soccer star Samuel Eto’o’s Foundation.
In partnership with The Samuel Eto’o Foundation supported by Utopia Group, and JUMP Africa MedShare will deliver requested biomedical equipment essential for Laquintinie Hospital’s treatment in maternal and neonatal health. This includes infant warmers for premature and critically injured newborns, ultrasound machines, and X-ray equipment. These items will be sent as a part of MedShare’s Maternal and Child Health program dedicated to improving healthcare for babies and new mothers and reducing the infant mortality rate in underdeveloped countries. In addition to this shipment, MedShare’s Northeast region also sent 50 new hospital beds to Laquintinie on Tuesday.
According to Medshare, a send-off event took place on Friday, December 16th at MedShare’s Southeast Distribution Center in Decatur, Georgia. Representatives from The Samuel Eto’o Foundation, Utopia Group, and JUMP Africa made statements. Fotemah Mba, founder of JUMP Africa, said “We are really happy for this day and we can’t wait to see the faces of those people when we deliver this back home!” Both he and Patrick Mbiele Happi of Utopia Group and Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o will attend the shipment’s arrival at Laquintinie Hospital.