Improving Children's Health in Dominican Republic



This project collects surplus basic medical equipment from US hospitals - cribs, nebulizers, suture, gloves, gauze - and delivers it to hospitals in Dominican Republic that care for children.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While skilled medical care is available in Dominican Republic, children there are suffering and dying for lack of basic supplies. In the United States, hospitals have surplus medical materials that are going to waste. "Sending these still useful materials where they are desperately needed helps society's most vulnerable members have a good start in life," says Andrea Arkin, Program Director, Caribbean Region, "The community benefits for the long term."

How will this project solve this problem?

Donations of medical materials to improve children's healthcare. "Donations [from Global Links] have allowed us to provide higher quality care to our patients." Dr. Christopher Doumpa, Director FUDOPROSA Hospital

Potential Long Term Impact

Focusing on pediatric health - providing the basic materials that enable local healthcare workers to set a standard for care - is investing in the future of the community.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Global Links

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Project Leader

Angela Garcia

Deputy Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States

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