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Project C.U.R.E., the world’s largest supplier of donated medical supplies and equipment to resource-limited countries, is partnering with AFC Urgent Care Solutions of Denver. Urgent Care Solutions has nine locations across the Denver metro area and serves over 150,000 patients each year in Denver and Aurora.
Through this partnership, AFC Urgent Care is sponsoring two C.U.R.E. Cargo container of donated medical supplies and equipment bound for hospitals Ghana and Senegal. These hospitals serve as the only nearby health care option for an adjacent community as well as for others who may come from further distances.
AFC Urgent Care Denver and Project C.U.R.E. Partner to Meet Desperate Need for Medical Supplies in Africa
There is a desperate shortage of medical supplies in Africa, especially in rural African villages.
The World Health Organization estimates that as much as 40% of the equipment in low-income countries is nonfunctional. The need is real and urgent.
COVID only aggravated the problem and made it more difficult for rural areas to get medical goods. From personal protection devices (PPEs) to life-saving supplies, to basic healthcare durables, global demand has caused severe supply chain problems and increased prices. For rural and poor communities that are already suffering from a lack of resources, it often means doing without important medical care and supplies.
To help address this need AFC Urgent Care in Denver and Project C.U.R.E. have partnered to send two containers of medical durables to Ghana and Senegal. AFC Urgent Care Denver is paying the cost and its team members are helping to collect the supplies and ship them to Africa.
“I’ve seen the need first-hand,” said Kerman. “During my work in Ghana with volunteer groups providing medical assistance, I saw tiny villages that had limited access to water, let alone medical supplies.”
On November 10th, Darius and Shay Kerman, along with the staff from AFC Urgent Care Denver, helped to sort, assemble, pack, and ship medical supplies at the non-profit Project C.U.R.E. headquarters in Centennial, CO.
Medical supplies worth millions will be distributed through local healthcare providers.
“I’m very excited about this partnership. Our headquarters is here in Denver and donations from a local organization like Urgent Care Solutions help us deliver our mission,” said Dr. Douglas Jackson, President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E. “Because of COVID, there’s an even bigger need for medical services and supplies in underserved countries.”
Project C.U.R.E. has provided more than $48 million in donated medical supplies both in the U.S. and abroad. Donated medical supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to local healthcare providers serving remote locations.
About Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies. They deliver these supplies to resource-limited communities worldwide in more than 135 countries. Project C.U.R.E. accepts donations from medical supply companies, hospitals, healthcare providers, and consumers.