As part of our initiative to have a positive impact on global healthcare, UltraLinq is pleased to partner with Project C.U.R.E. in a Donation Drive at this year’s American Society of Echocardiography Scientific Sessions. Project C.U.R.E.‘s (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) mission is to improve healthcare in developing countries by providing donated medical supplies, equipment, and training in under-resourced areas. The organization works in 130 countries around the world.
In addition to donating medical supplies, their Helping Babies Breathe program trains local nurses, midwives, and traditional birth attendants on how to save infant lives during the first critical minute after birth, known as the “golden minute.”
Health care workers are trained in skills related to the “golden minute” after childbirth, and once trained, they bring that knowledge back to share with their communities. While this training could never replace care from an OB-GYN, the result is a potentially indelible system able to replicate itself with life-saving information for future generations.
“The most rewarding part is knowing that you have a hand in saving a life somewhere in the world. For 2017, Project C.U.R.E’s 29-person team aims to fill 180 [40-foot] containers with approximately $500,000 worth of medical equipment,” says Jan Mazotti, Director of Communications, Marketing & Public Relations. These 40-foot containers will be coordinated and delivered to developing countries all over the world with the support of Project C.U.R.E.’s 20,000+ army of volunteers.
Project C.U.R.E also improves the lives of children by providing everyday medicine cabinet items with their Kits for Kids. The frequent scarcity of healthcare items in developing countries means that if a child gets hurt, families would likely have to travel long distances to the nearest hospital for basic supplies. Something as simple as supplying a bar of soap can encourage hand washing and prevent mild illnesses.
Mazotti also adds “Many opportunities exist where a physician or doctor can give equipment instead of throwing it away. Doctors and other medical professionals can volunteer in Project C.U.R.E’s Clinics program—where teams travel monthly to help clinics and hospitals in need.”
Learn more about Kits for Kids, Helping Babies Breathe and the full, comprehensive scope of Project C.U.R.E.’s opportunities, as well as how to donate equipment or funding here.
To participate in UltraLinq’s Donation Drive simply stop by booth 507 at ASE in Baltimore and complete our quick 5-minute poll. We’ll donate $50 on your behalf to Project C.U.R.E. to support them in their work in to improve healthcare in developing countries.