MedShare's Blog: Lesotho Receives Container with help of UPS and Aidmatrix Network

Dec 2, 2010 10:35 AM ET

MedShare's Blog

Originally Posted on MedShare

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010, a 40-foot container of medical humanitarian aid for Lesotho was loaded and shipped out of Medshare’s Western Regional Distribution Center. Through the AidMatrix Network, a foundation that connects donors and relief organizations, UPS generously provided in-kind shipping of the container from California to the South African port.

Lesotho is a tiny country in Southern Africa that has the 3rd highest HIV/AIDS rate in the world. The majority of the 2 million people living in Lesotho live in conditions of extreme poverty, and the rural hospitals and clinics lack basic medical supplies needed to care for patients.

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