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Surplus medical supplies, destined for landfill, are instead going to help patients in Ghana
Not Just Tourists Orange County partners with North American Atebubu Citizens Association to provide medical supplies to disadvantaged in Ghana.
"We are enthusiastic to support NAACA in supplying this community. We hope this shipment will be the first of many," said Carl Eaton, Director of NJT-OC. "Our supplies are generously donated by local California hospitals and clinics."
Abraham Boateng, Vice Chairman of NAACA, said, "Atebubu Hospital supports a community of approximately 2 million people. Currently it is a basic building with very few medical supplies, and the nearest equipped hospital is 100 miles away, on unmaintained roads. I thank NJT-OC for their marvelous life-saving work globally, colleagues at NAACA for enabling this effort, the municipal assembly leadership for driving this project locally, and staff at Atebubu Hospital who are already eagerly awaiting the first delivery."
About Not Just Tourists OC
NJT collects donations of surplus medical supplies from hospitals, pharmacies and other sources that would otherwise be thrown into landfill due to US regulations. NJT packs those supplies into donated suitcases for delivery by travelers visiting developing countries. With a suitcase loaded with medical supplies, and a suitable recipient clinic at their destination, NJT makes it simple and rewarding for tourists to give back to the communities they visit. NJT also provides bulk medical supplies to support humanitarian missions and regional disasters.
Through NJT, travelers and mission groups have delivered over 10,000 suitcases and over one million pounds of supplies and equipment.
About North American Atebubu Citizens Association
NAACA is a registered non-profit organization working to promote the education and health needs of communities and families in Atebubu and its environs. The organization's mission is to apply its knowledge, resources, and capability to create optimal opportunities and quality-of-life for the socio-economically disadvantaged in the community. A key deliverable is to create an enabling environment for healthcare delivery.
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