June 2015
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Issue. 14
Last year, your generosity shipped 48 containers of life-saving medical equipment and supplies and helped bridge the healthcare gap worldwide. To continue your gifts, please click the donate button below.
Dr. Powner, a true testament of the power of giving

Medical Bridges recognizes that its volunteers are
the healing hands to those who lack basic medical equipment and supplies. It is through their support and efforts that Medical Bridges can achieve its goal- to bridge the healthcare gap worldwide. One of our regular volunteers is Dr. David Powner, a retired critical care physician who while working in the Neurotrauma ICU at Memorial Hermann Hospital felt drawn to the support of the Hospital's medical staff and volunteers gathering supplies for Medical Bridges. The desire to volunteer at Medical Bridges, after retirement, just felt natural to Dr. Powner. Dr. Powner joined our volunteer team in 2012 and we are extremely grateful for his continued dedication, time and expertise. Thank you Dr. Powner you are a true testament of the power of giving.
Strong partnership 

On March 18th and 19th, Medical Bridges hosted a delegation from the Cote d'Ivoire representing Mutuelles des Agents de la Direction des Impots (MADGI) The visit to Medical Bridges was arranged by long-time Medical Bridges partner, Global Assistance.

Mr. Jean Bouadou, International Development Director, and Dr. Jeffrey Bouadou,USA Medical Advisor, introduced Mr. Paul Nioble, MADGI General Administrator, and Mr. Alain Kadio, Chief Biomedical Technician to the Medical Bridges team.

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April 25th: A day of service


Medical Bridges participated in Texas A&M's Kyle Field Day organized by the Memorial Student Center FISH (Freshmen in Service and Hosting). Kyle Field Day provides A&M students an opportunity to actively engage in service and seek continued involvement in the community.

Many thanks to those attending the Service Awards Dinner

The Eighth Annual Service Awards Dinner on April 23rd at the beautiful Cohen House on the Rice University campus was a great success. Thank you for attending to acknowledge the Power of Giving and to honor those who played a significant role in making 2014 a successful year for Medical Bridges. We are truly blessed to have the support of so many loyal and generous champions of our mission.
MOAS-The first few hours at sea

The much awaited Operation MOAS 2 was launched by MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) in partnership with Doctors without Borders, at noon on 2 May 2015. In less than 24 hours, MY Phoenix was directed toward a vessel which was reported to be in distress and carrying over 350 men, women, and children. The MY Phoenix Operations Team scrambled the Remote Piloted Aircraft to locate the vessel.

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Nepal - Relief efforts

On April 25 a violent earthquake rocked Nepal, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more. A second major (magnitude 7.3) earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday May 12th - just 17 days after the first devastating quake.

Thanks to your support Medical Bridges is able to supply teams of aid workers traveling to Nepal to help with relief efforts. Please continue to support our work so that we may continue to assist those who are first on the ground to help in times of disaster and devastation.