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MedShare -- Leaders in Humanitarian Aid Delivery and Distribution -- Taps Partners to Assist with Relief Efforts in Ecuador 

As news of the deadly Ecuadorian earthquakes ripple across the world, MedShare steps up to deliver critical medical supplies to people in the affected areas. On April 16, a powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador killing over 560 people and injuring thousands more. Hundreds of people have also been reported missing. 

The national nonprofit, based in Atlanta, has already reached out to medical manufacturing partners, product donors and other stakeholders to recover and redistribute some of the essential items needed for earthquake relief efforts. MedShare will work with on-the-ground advisors in Ecuador to hand deliver donated medical supplies and equipment as infrastructure in the area has been weakened by the quakes. 

What can you do?

Donate NOW to MedShare's Disaster Relief Program to help deliver critical medical products to healthcare facilities impacted by the devastating earthquakes. 

Mother's Day Tribute 

We all strive to make our moms proud. She's She's been your role model and demonstrates kindness, courage and giving back. MedShare will deliver a Mother's Day card on your behalf when you complete a Tribute Gift by Sunday, April 24. Learn more about MedShare's Maternal & Child Health program and make a donation

MedShare Stakeholders Visit Guatemalan Partner Healthcare Facilities; Examine Medical Product Donation Impact 

Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales Attends Dedication Ceremony at Tzununa Clinic 

March, 18 MedShare Board and staff members, and donors traveled to Guatemala to learn, firsthand, how the humanitarian aid organization helps to resolve critical healthcare needs in the developing world. During the six-day visit, the group examined ways to increase capacity and explored other initiatives in community development being implemented through diverse programs from local partners. 

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Notes from the Field: Annual Main Thing Trip

The 30-year Guatemalan Civil War was over. In Santigago on Lake Atitlan, a team of local residents, including some expatriates, decided to revive the local health clinic. The clinic had been abandoned during the war after the army built the base next door, and the Mayans (the army's main targets) no longer dared to come to the clinci. After several years of hard work, Hospitalito Atitlan was open for business and patients flocked in. 

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MedShare Reunion Celebrates the Little Hospital that Could 

This year, 2016 is a special MedShare reunion for Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago Atitlan in Guatemala. Ten years ago, MedShare then Board Chair, Pat Robinson, Bonnie O'Neill, Diana Blank and then-CEO A.B. Short visited the hospital on MedShare's first mission trip. 

The hospital dates back to 1964 when it was constructed after a measles epidemic killed over 600 Mayan children. Over the years, the area had been plagued by civil war violence and finally the natural disastrous mudslide that destroyed the hospital. 

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