Tears of Joy and Gratitude (or my personal Heaven)

Clinic staff opening supplies I delivered in 2009

I had collected donated Medical/Nursing Textbooks from the local University Bookstore for six months and was worried how I was going to get them to Africa. I did not want them to go to waste. Facebook served me well when Prince Nelson Balina-Omukisa responded saying they had a shipping container and would love all of them. During this dialogue, I told him about MedWish International Non-profit who had supplied my Medical Supplies for my trip to DR Congo in 2009. He followed up and this great event happened.
Prince Nelson Balina-Omukisa
UPDATES AND UPDATES ON MEDICAL EQUIPMENT.
I have spoken with a gentleman called Andres at MEDW. Thanx to Kathryn McCampbell, We are in line to get a 40′ container of Medical equipment, a list of over 200 items including:
ITEM COUNT WE ASKED FOR. SO TO SHARE.
assorted gauges Ob/Gyn supplies all available to us
Steri-strips any
Ace wraps any amount
adult and pediatric Anesthesia machines 6
adult and pediatric Bovie items any amount
Airways, oral and nasal Alcohol pads any available
All position Chairs any available
ALLIED GOMCO 405 PORTABLE ASPIRATOR 20
ALT PHILIPS HD/5000 ULTRASOUND 1
Antibiotic ointment Band-Aids any amount
ARJO WHIRLPOOL THERAPY TUB 1
assorted sizes Tape, all we can get
Autoclaves all we can get (at least 5
Beds, Electronic and Manual 100/26
Bedside tables 126
Betadine swabs any amount
Blood analysis equipment all we can get
Blood glucose monitors and strips any amount
Blood pressure cuffs, 120
Bulb syringes any amount
Burn dressings any available
Cardiac monitors 10
Casting materials any available
Catheters, red rubber and Foley any amount
Chest tubes all we can get
Chux All we can get
cloth; paper ANY
Coban All we can get
Color Ultrasound System for OB/GYN 2
Cotton tipped applicators Crutches all we can get
Cribs 20
Datex-Ohmeda 1
Defibrillators any amount
Delivery kits all we can get
Dental supplies All we can get
Dextrose or chemstrips Diapers, all we can get
Dressing change trays all available to us
Dressings, 2×2 gauze sterile or non-sterile any amount
Dressings, 4×4 gauze sterile or non-sterile all available to us
Dressings, Kerlix gauze sterile or non-sterile Dressings, Kling gauze sterile or non-sterile all available to us
Ear syringe all available to us
EKG machines 5
EKG,ECLIPSE PLUS 4
Endotracheal tubes all we can get
Exam tables 10
Eye pads all we can get
Fetal dopplers any amount
Fetoscopes any amount
Fluoroscan C-Arm X-ray (10) 3
Geriatric Chairs 20
Gloves, sterile and non-sterile We desperately need these
go2altitude hypoxicator 1
Goggles, eye all we can get
Gurneys any amount
HILL ROM ADVANCE PATIENT BEDS 25
Hoyer lifts with sling 6
Infant incubators and warmers 4
Irrigation syringes all we can get
Isolettes any available
IV catheters all we can get
IV Extention sets IV start kits Kidney basins all we can get
IV poles 200
IV tubing- macrodrip, all we can get
IV tubing-microdrip all we can get
KY lubricating jelly Lancets all we can get
Lap sponges, all we can get
Laryngoscopes and stylets any amount
Mattresses 126
Microscopes 10
Nebulizers 2
Ophthalmoscopes 3
OR tables 6
Orthopedic splints, any amount
Otoscopes any amount
Over the bed tables 126
Oxygen concentrators all available to us
Oxygen gauges 20
Oxygen masks all we can get
Ozone Generator for Ozone Therapy 1
Packing strips all available to us
Patient Room Chairs 200
pediatric or adult Drapes or sterile fields Dressings, ABD any amount
Penlights all available to us
Personal hygiene supplies all available to us
plastic Thermometers, oral and rectal LOTS
Portable ultrasound machines 5
Portable X-ray Machine Dynarad 5
Portable x-ray machines 5
Powdered infant formula, non-expired All we can get
probe covers All we can get
Pulse Oximeters 100
Reflex hammers 3
RELIANT 350 STAND-UP PATIENCE LIFT 5
Scales, manual and electronic 5
Scalpels and blades all we can get
Scrabs any amount
Sharps containers Lots
Siemens Vision Phatoms X-ray 4
slings any
Specimen containers lots
sterile or nonsterile Needles, all we can get
Stethescopes 300
Suction equipment 2
Surgical booties any
Surgical caps Lots
Surgical gowns 400
Surgical instruments sets
Surgical masks lots
Surgical towels, sterile or non-sterile lots
Suture, non-absorbable and absorbable lots
Syringes, lots
The Coherent UltraPulse 5000c laser System 1
Thermometers all available to us
Tongue depressors all available to us
Traction Unit/Bed(6) 6
Ultrasound Systems (3) 3
Urine drainage bags lots
Ventilators all available to us
Video Towers all available to us
Walkers all available to us
Washbasins lots
Wheelchairs all available to us
EMS Vehicles 4
Power Generators 2
What is not on here are Vehicles which he said we will try to find somewhere else. So if anyone knows where to get Vehicles (EMS) then we will be A Okay. Other than that, We do thank you Kathryn for the connections and your sincere kindness.
We DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ANY PROCESSING FEE AFTER WE SENT IN OUR DOCUMENTS AND WORK HERE IN UGANDA. AND HE AGREED TO WORK WITH MY SHIPPER IN HOUSTON SO WE PAY WHEN CONTAINER ARRIVES IN UGANDA. THE LAST E-MAIL ASKS IF WE CAN ACCEPT ELECTRIC HOSPITAL BEDS AND THAT’S WHAT WE NEEDED. A 200 BED HOSPITAL IS RELEASING ALL IT’S EQUIPMENT FOR US. TAKE OFF IS FOR JANUARY 13TH, 2012 WE ARE FOURTH IN LINE.
THANK YOU DEAR. I CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH KATHRYN. WHEN YOU LAND AT ENTEBBE, I AM HERE FOR YOUR VISIT AND STAY IN UGANDA. V.I.P. LET ME KNOW BEFORE YOU FLY OUT. EVERYTHING, HOSPITALITY AND TRANSPORT WHILE IN UGANDA IS MINE. YOU HAVE MOVED MOUNTAINS.
~:) Prince Nelson Balina-Omukisa~
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