The Albanian diaspora in the United States is joining hands Project C.U.R.E.’s Cargo program to deliver a semi-trailer cargo container carrying donated medical supplies and equipment to the Hospital of Kavaja. This is a public hospital in Albania that serves 140,000 people in the greater Kavaja area with a capacity of 85 beds and a staff of 170 personnel. Kavaja is a lower income small city, and the hospital is the primary medical service provider. The Hospital of Kavaja is also a regional medical provider and any expansion, or supply, facilitates medical coverage in the greater area. There are a variety of primary and specialized care such as: imaging, internal surgery, pediatrics surgery, physical therapy, emergency room services, obstetrics-gynecology and others. The hospital consists of two buildings 60,000 square foot built in 2007 however, it remains poorly furnished with medical supplies and modern equipment.
In March 2018, Project C.U.R.E conducted a thorough on-site assessment to ensure that the container delivered meets the specific needs of the Hospital of Kavaja, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment and care. We are committed to raise $23,500 to cover the cost of shipping and handling and the assessment fee. Thanks to the support of our partners and the project model, for $1 of donations we are able to deliver $25-30 of medical equipment and supplies. All the work on the project is done on a strictly volunteer basis with no overhead. All donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support delivering health and hope to Albania!
About Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to empower doctors and nurses in the developing world with the tools needed to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Today, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of medical donations to resource-limited communities across the globe, touching the lives of patients, families and children in 130 countries.