|So where is all this hope going? Click on this image below to see it in more detail.|
You’ve heard FH talk about “40-feet of Hope”. It’s a strange thing, measuring hope. But FH Canada’s International Medical Equipment Distribution (IMED) team does it up to 20 times a year, and has been doing so since 2002.
Rapid advances in medical technology mean that perfectly functional equipment is constantly being replaced in Canadian hospitals and clinics. Most of this equipment is out of reach for facilities and staff in developing communities.
That’s where the IMED program comes in. They work with Canadian health professionals to keep recently-replaced equipment from early retirement (or the trash heap!).
The equipment is donated to FH and kept at IMED’s Saskatoon warehouse, where it’s refurbished and matched with requests for equipment from around the world. With Canadians’ support, FH can fill a 40-foot container with equipment and empower doctors and nurses to significantly improve the overall health of a community.
This map above was accurate as of March 2014. To donate online to help send containers around the world to medical facilities who need them, CLICK HERE.