Also Romania is severely affected by the crisis. Circumstances have deteriorated because of European ruling from Brussels. Unemployment is high and costs of living are increasing. Many people are living below the poverty line and especially the elderly are hit hard. Salaries are as low as €200,- for a month work of 160 hours. Specialists in hospitals earn €450,- a month and are seeking for jobs in the western part of Europe. Last winter people have died from the frost in house. The Orthopedic hospital in Targu Mures had an urgent need for surgical equipment. Through Dr. Zsuzsi Bartha (orthopedic specialist) Medic Foundation was approached for help. Thanks to Medic Foundation the hospital has now the appropiate surgical instruments to perform the necessary medical surgeries.
Medic Foundation signed some time ago a LOI with “Westfalen Medical bv” in Deventer, Netherlands whereby Medic was granted a number of Oxygen concentrators. Over the past year these Oxygen concentrators found there way to a number of hospitals and clinics in Malawi, Congo, Uganda, Moldavia, Zambia and Syria. Because of the often deficient oxygen provision, these concentrators are well used for reanimation of babies or providing oxygen after surgery. Thanks to the donation of equipment by companies like Westfalen Medical bv, our foundation can continue to support people in need of better health care. See also: https://westfalenmedical.com/blog/post/35/ziekenhuizen-in-afrika-halen-opgelucht-adem-met-zuurstofconcentratoren-van-westfalen-medical
On the 25th of April, the Dutch national tv broadcasted an item about the war in Syria. At Medic’s premises they interviewed a lady who is collecting health care equipment and medical goods for the many hospitals which are destroyed by the war. Especially civilians are suffering of poor health care conditions. Medic Foundation is helping without any political preference and is focused on supporting people who are in need of medical support. For a short impression of the interview see below
For the complete broadcast: http://youtu.be/xEnqvKLHFJU
Over the past few years Lion Heart Foundation has build up a hospital in Yele, Sierra Leone. Medic Foundation has contributed by means of supplying equipment and goods. Among others an operation table and a couple of incubators. You can read about it in their latest newsletter.
Sierra Leone Hebi
Tuesday 17 November was a surprise for our volunteer Loek Driehuis. During our yearly end of year celebration the deputy major of Apeldoorn, Mr. Cziesso, appeared on the scene and in his speech he memorized all the good work that Loek had done over the more then 25 years working for Medic.
After the official reading of the text belonging to the handover of the Royal Honor, Loek got pinned up the decoration of Member in the Order of Oranje Nassau.
In his answer Loek mentioned that his time at Medic was the longest job in his life ever.
On the 26th September televison recordings were taken at Medic for the handover of an ambulance which Medic has donated to the “Max maakt mogelijk Foundation”. This foundation has strained itself over the past 4 years to refurbish a hospital in Floresti, Moldova. Next to other equiment, Medic has donated this completely equipped ambulance to “Max maakt mogelijk”. www.maxmaaktmogelijk.nl/projecten/moldavie/streekziekenhuis-floresti/
The recordings were broadcasted on 15 november.
The handover in Apeldoorn at Medic on 26 September
Left to right: Govert van Nieuwenhuyzen (project leader), Jan Slagter (chairman, Channel Max)
and Carel de Bos (Chairman Medic Foundation).
Saturday 16 November the TROIE association (Tropical doctors in training) organized their yearly congres in Apeldoorn. During the lunch break, Medic was present with a stand and many of the 180 attendants did visit us and were informed about what Medic could mean to them.
Tuesday morning 24th September, Mrs. H.E. Grace M. Mutale Kabwe, ambassador of the Republic of Zambia, visited Medic. She was accompanied by the executives of Solited bv, a company that is planning to have a factory built in Zambia for the production of Solar cells. Medic supports a number of projects in the North-East of Zambia by supplying equipment to local district hospitals, among others one in Chilonga.
Photo; Stentor 25 september 2013
Stichting Humanitaire Hulp Syrië
Marthalaan 3 – 74
7511 AZ Enschede
Nieuwsbrief 8 , juli 2013
Reis naar Syrie
Met de nadrukkelijke aansporing van de garage het oliepeil goed in de gaten te houden, vertrokken Ido en ik 3 weken geleden met een volgeladen VW-Transporter richting Syrië.
Met een royale donatie ad € 3.200,- van de Hazewinkel Foundation konden we een goede 2-de hands VW-bus kopen om de ingezamelde kleding en medische hulpmiddelen te vervoeren. Veel dank aan Medic, DHIN en de Medische Ontwikkelingssamenwerking van MST Enschede voor de ter beschikking gestelde goederen. Zie voor de volledige nieuwsbrief “SHHS nieuwsbrief 8“
De Stichting Support Batibo Kameroen heeft Medic indertijd benaderd met de vraag om naast de leverantie van apparatuur voor de moeder- en kind kliniek, ook te helpen met de financiering van de bouw van de kliniek. Onderstaand treft u de laatste nieuwsbrief aan van de Stichting Support Batibo Kameroen.
Bij deze onze nieuwsbrief van het project in Guzang, Kameroen.Zonder uw hulp, zoals het beschikbaar stellen van medische goederen,uw geweldige geldige bijdrage en uw advies en ondersteuning, was het resultaat niet wat het nu is geworden. Daarvoor onze grote dank.We hopen dat u ook het komende jaar nog vele stichtingen van dienst zult kunnen zijn.We wensen u allen gezellige feestdagen en een gezond en succesvol 2013.
het bestuur van de Stichting Support Batibo Kameroen