Monday, 20 July 2009

Huddersfield rallies round for Africa hospitals appeal

From Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Huddersfield, UK

VITAL medical equipment is on its way to Africa from Huddersfield.

And the astonishing generosity of health workers in the town means many lives will be saved in Tanzania.

That was the verdict of former Huddersfield consultant John Philip and his wife Christine, as they helped volunteers pack a huge container with the donated medical equipment.

The couple, who are working to help hospitals in Mwanza, Tanzania, as part of a Rotary International Project, were “staggered” by the help that had been given.

The vast array of medical equipment including operating tables, beds, cots and instruments was all donated by health professionals and hospitals across the region.

“We had a conservative estimate when we started the project that we may get equipment worth £¼m.


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