One of our local organizations, Tualitin Valley Fire and Rescue, is collecting medical supplies to donate to Nepal Medics throughout the holiday season. Read more below.
‘Tis the season for giving! We were honored to donate medical supplies to a fantastic local organization that is serving halfway around the world to support the people of Nepal in South Asia.
Our emergency medical services team recently evaluated our procedures and equipment for supporting patients who cannot breathe on their own. Also known as airway management, we found there was a more effective tool that would better serve our patients.
This left a surplus of about 200 of our previous airway tools. We connected with Nepal Medics and learned the organization could use them in its efforts to provide medical supplies and training to the Nepali people. Nepal has approximately 29 million people and has been identified by the World Health Organization as one of the areas of the world most in need of emergency medicine.
Nepal Medics, which is based in the Pacific Northwest and comprised of doctors, nurses, paramedics, and EMTs, is working to build an emergency response system that can be sustained by the local Nepali people. Nepal Medics was one of the three organizations chosen to do this important work and is making great strides to build a network of responders (56 percent of whom are women) who can serve a region that has elevation points of 70 meters to 8,848 meters above sea level.
We are thankful for the selfless work this group is doing, hope they can use these supplies to save lives, and encourage you to learn more about this region and this program.