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Medical equipment and supplies available from Australia

General information

Overall description

MedEarth is an Australian environmental and humanitarian charity that recovers usable medical equipment and supplies that hospitals no longer want and would otherwise be destined for landfill and redistributes them to developing countries where they can save and improve lives. Information on how to request supplies is here: https://www.medearth.org/request-supplies/

MedEarth has been operating in Australia since 2013 and in that time has recovered thousands of pieces of medical equipment and medical supplies and consumables. We have redistributed anesthetic machines, x-ray machines, baby monitors, electric beds, patient trolleys, ventilators, sterilizers, needles & syringes, first aid kits, stoma bags, surgical instruments and many more to the most disadvantaged communities throughout the world. We usually work with intermediaries to get each donation to the hospitals or clinics that will benefit.

We have 5 crucial steps in our process – recover, sort, assess, distribute and save lives & the environment.

1- We recover medical supplies and equipment from various health systems that would otherwise be discarded to landfill. This medical items are still safe and usable, but typically is discarded because of insurance regulations, hospital inventory systems, renovations and equipment updates.

2- We receive all medical donations in our warehouse and sort by separating them into individual item types and make them ready for customised orders for our recipients. We store until an appropriate recipient is found.

3- Once potential the recipient is found, we ask them to fill MedEarth application form. We build a customised order based on wish list assessment.
https://www.medearth.org/request-supplies/

4- We fulfill orders of all sizes from small boxes to large cargo containers and make sure that these shipments reach their final destinations across the world.

5- The medical items we save from landfill and send overseas to save & improve lives.

All items are free of charge. We load containers/pack boxes based on our recipient’s wish list. When the application is approved and the wish list is received, we reserve the items we have for the recipient. If we do not have a requested item in our warehouse at that time, we try our best to source it through our contacts and make it ready on shipment day. Unfortunately we are unable to cover transport costs of a shipment from our warehouse to its destination. It is the responsibility of the recipient or their supporting organisation to cover all transport, shipping, freight, customs costs. However we partner with logistic organisations that are very experienced in the transport of medical items such as we provide and they can assist with arranging all shipment logistics at very reasonable rates.

Timing

We are able to collaborate immediately.

Partnership types

Provision of goods

Further information

Goods details

Goods description

MedEarth helps protect and enhance our natural environment by working with a range of partners to recover usable medical supplies and equipment that hospitals no longer want and would otherwise be destined for landfill. Australian hospitals generate a large amount of medical solid waste each year. Much of that solid waste is unused medical supplies and equipment. As part of our environmental protection program MedEarth redistributes the medical items we recover to communities in desperate need of them.

Type(s) of goods

Medical & scientific; Medicine & health

Location

Sydney, Australia

Frequency (one-off or ongoing)

I will be offering these goods on an ongoing basis.

Cost of goods

There is no cost.

Transport

I cannot assist with transport.

Expiry

Expiry dates are not relevant to these goods.

Condition

These goods are second hand.


Organisation details

Organisation name

MedEarth

Annual turnover (US$)

Less than 500,000

Contact details

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Responses

  • Commented
    10 Jun 2020 08:52 GMT

    Sevac Foundation Uganda
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    okullo jimmy felex says: SEVAC FOUNDATION UGANDA, is operating in northern uganda with vulnerable community and poor medical equipment from the government facilities, we would like to asked for this donation, contact,: email, sevacfoundation52@gmail.com
    thanks
    executive director SEVAC
    Jimmy felex okullo

  • Contact details exchanged
    11 Jun 2020 04:51 GMT

    Social Development International (SODEIT) Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Social Development International (SODEIT) says: Dear MedEarth Executive Team, We would highly appreciate your effort, If SODEIT is considered for this offer of medical supplies and equipments. Also we are looking forward to a long term partnership where we would be able to get frequent rollout from MedEarth to SODEIT targeted Communities in Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
    Please accept our warmest regards, while looking forward to your favourable consideration.
    Suliaman Turay
    SODEIT Team

  • Commented
    11 Jun 2020 04:52 GMT

    Social Development International (SODEIT) Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Social Development International (SODEIT) says: Dear MedEarth Executive Team, We would highly appreciate your effort, If SODEIT is considered for this offer of medical supplies and equipments. Also we are looking forward to a long term partnership where we would be able to get frequent rollout from MedEarth to SODEIT targeted Communities in Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
    Please accept our warmest regards, while looking forward to your favourable consideration.
    Suliaman Turay
    SODEIT Team

  • Commented
    11 Jun 2020 04:53 GMT

    Social Development International (SODEIT) Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Social Development International (SODEIT) says: Dear MedEarth Executive Team, We would highly appreciate your effort, If SODEIT is considered for this offer of medical supplies and equipments. Also we are looking forward to a long term partnership where we would be able to get frequent rollout from MedEarth to SODEIT targeted Communities in Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
    Please accept our warmest regards, while looking forward to your favourable consideration.
    Suliaman Turay
    SODEIT Team

  • Commented
    14 Jun 2020 06:43 GMT

    Sevac Foundation Uganda
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    okullo jimmy felex says: already we have our coordinator in Australia who will be in the position to organize and process the shipping documents. Grace Acayo,she can be reached on her contact number +61478741817
    thanks you
    Jimmy Felex
    Ed SEVAC

  • Commented
    20 Jun 2020 08:12 GMT

    Somali Integration and Development Association (SIDA)
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Abdikarim Ali says: Dear MEdEarth

    It is my pleasure to send this message to you on behalf of Somi Integration and Development Association(SIDA), UK a registred charity based in the UK. We would.like to partner with regarding the medical equipment for the benefit of disadvantaged communities in Sonaliland, Somalia, Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region.
    Hospitals often lack the suitable equipment they need and poor patients often die due this reason.
    We look forward your kind consideration and hope that our request would be processed.

    Kind regards
    Abdikarim Ali-coordinator

  • Commented
    02 Jul 2020 05:38 GMT

    MedEarth
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Mel Shabat says: Dear Ali,
    Thank you so much for your message. Please e-mail me directly and we will explain to you our process clearly.
    admin@medearth.org
    Thanks
    Mel - MedEarth -