How The Environment Is Being Threatened But The Collection Of Medical Supplies Essay

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In 1998, Bob Freeman founded Medshare after learning about how the environment is being threatened but the collection of medical supplies that is filling landfills. Freeman, a nonprofit entrepreneur, created Medshare on the principle of, “bridging a gap between surplus and need through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those in need.” Since 1998, Medshare has grown exponentially and continues to do so with help from hospitals with in the United States, medical supplies manufactures, and distributors. Medshare is truly making a global healthcare impacts while maintaining an environmental focus locally and regionally. From its origins in 1998, Medshare has come a long way. In 1998, Medshare delivered its first 40 foot container shipment of medical supplies to Costa Rica and within the past two years in May of 2014, they delivered their 1,000th container which was sent to Donka Hospital in Guinea. In between 1998 and 2014, Medshare was able to deliver its 500th 40 foot container to benefit a Maternity Hospital in Ecuador in 2009. Later in 2010, Medshare was able to reach out to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti by delivering 28, 40 foot containers of medical supplies and equipment. As a result of the earthquake, in addition to the shipments of medical supplies and equipment, Medshare was able to send 28 medical mission teams that were also outfitted to aid in any way they could to help the people of Haiti. That year,

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