Six tons of medicine, medical supplies, diapers, blankets, even coloring books and crayons have begun the journey from Kansas City to Havana, Cuba.
These supplies are going to the William Soler Pediatric Hospital – a children’s hospital in Havana.
Watch as the supplies are loaded at HHI’s Operations Hub.
Categories: Access to Healthcare
From HHI’s Hub, this first container will go to a port in Florida for transport to Cuba. Then, once all the supplies have cleared customs, all of the humanitarian cargo will be delivered to the hospital to help medical staff treat sick children.
This first shipment is valued at nearly $350,000. And it’s thanks to several of our corporate sponsors and partners that helped make this happen. Medical supplies and medicine from BD, Midmark, AbbVie, Medtronic, Welch Allyn, Henry Schein and Johnson & Johnson make up the bulk of this shipment.
Also, the blankets, coloring books and crayons are part of the J&J One Child, One Blanket project. Under a partnership with J&J, these kits are assembled by HHI volunteers at the Hub and are shipped around the world and the US to children in shelters and in hospitals.