Polyclinic receives 800K donation
Friday, October 24th, 2008
Through the hard work and efforts made by the Belize Mission Project, an $800,000Bze donation was secured for the San Pedro PolyClinic through Project CURE. Since the beginning of the Poly Clinic II project, the organization Project CURE had set its sights on the clinic and had promised to supply the facility with equipment and medical supplies. In March of 2006, the San Pedro PolyClinic received a substantial donation of $1.2 Million dollars and it proved to be 90% of the equipment needed to outfit the clinic. This time around, Project CURE donated items that highly reflected what the clinic was in desperate needs of. Some items included: fetal Doppler, centrifuge, syringes, anesthetics, birthing kits, stethoscopes, microscopes, gurneys, scrubs; equipment for the dental clinic as well and a huge gamut of medicines and other supplies. Based on quantity, some of the items donated will be distributed to other needy clinics countrywide, stated Dr. Paul Edwards of the Health Department, Central Region which includes in its jurisdiction Ambergris Caye.
Along with the great donation came a very valuable piece of equipment – an x-ray machine.
Project CURE, which stands for Project Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment, is a non-profit, humanitarian relief organization that collects medical surplus and donates it to developing countries. Since 1987, Project CURE has delivered donated medical supplies and equipment to the most desperately ill and needy people living in more than 100 countries around the world. Project CURE’S International Headquarters is located in Centennial, Colorado. Today, Project C.U.R.E. is run by Founder James Jackson’s son, Dr. Douglas Jackson. In the past ten years, the Jackson family, along with a small staff and an army of volunteers has expanded their reach to every corner of the globe. Project C.U.R.E. has worked in over 120 countries and has touched the lives of thousands. With the help of many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those around the world, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world!
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