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Mountainside Medical Equipment in Rwanda

Posted on July 23 2013

In the African country of Rwanda, the 1994 Genocide killed more than 800,000 people. Today, through multiple efforts the faces of hatred and fear have been replaced with those of hope and pride. Those who live in Rwanda are still suffering through the aftermath of the mass genocide, but look forward to a future with bright eyes and even brighter smiles. Mountainside Medical Equipment is proud to be one of the reasons for those bright smiles!

Recently, one of our valued customers, Barbara Margolies (founder of the International Organization for Women and Development) was kind enough to keep us in her appreciative thoughts and sent us this photo of a little boy in Rowanda using one of our pediatric nasal cannulas! We here at Mountainside Medical Equipment are overwhelmed knowing that our products are not only helping those in need every day here in the United States, but also those in need in even the furthest corners of the world, like this little boy.

Barbara Margolies and the International Organization for Women and Development have sent medical supplies from Mountainside (and a variety of other medical supply companies here in America) to those who are in need and living in Africa. The specific area of interest of this non-profit organization is to bring American doctors to Africa to repair obstetric fistulas - a major birthing problem in many African and other developing countries - and also to help care for families in medical need throughout the area. To date, the International Organization for Women and Development has provided $1.5 million in medicine and medical equipment!

We want to say thank you to Barbara for sending us this amazing photo and doing the great work that she does. This photo is the reason we here at Mountainside Medical love what we do - just knowing that we could help this little boy thousands of miles away has touched each and every one of us here.

 

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