Wake Forest Baptist Joins Relief Effort to Send Medical Supplies to West Africa
A pallet of medical supplies is on its
way from Winston-Salem to Liberia to support Ebola relief in that region.
Surgical masks, exam gloves and IV sets make up just part of the more than
6,000 medical items Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center donated to Samaritan’s
Wake Forest Baptist has a history of contributing to
health initiatives in many parts of the world through its Office of Global
Health, which keeps medical supplies on hand for upcoming outreach projects
such as the one in Liberia.
Bret Nicks, M.D., associate dean of Global Health at Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center joined Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines; Sean
Sanz, the chief operating officer for Novant Health-Forsyth Medical Center;
Marlon Hunter, the Forsyth County public health director; James Hunder, the
president of the Liberian Organization of the Piedmont; and Kendall Kauffeldt,
the director of Liberia and West Africa donations for Samaritan’s Purse during
Wednesday’s announcement of the joint effort to help their global neighbors.
“Wake Forest Baptist is committed to supporting our local
community efforts for the people of Forsyth County, the counties in our region
that we serve, the people of Liberia through the Liberian Organization of the
Piedmont, the ongoing work of Samaritan’s Purse, and the global community where
we work every day,” said Nicks.
will deliver the donated medical supplies to Liberia.10/22/2014http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2014/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Joins_Relief_Effort_to_Send_Medical_Supplies_to_West_Africa.htm
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