Title: Pan American Development Foundation Health Services Program : Medical equipment and supplies for Latin America and the Caribbean
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Title: Pan American Development Foundation Health Services Program : Medical equipment and supplies for Latin America and the Caribbean
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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT OF THE
FOLLOWING TYPES ARE NEEDED:

SUPPLIES- disposible syringes, needles,
catheters, gauze, surgical apparel and
pharmaceuticals.

PATIENT CARE- beds, bedpans, wash
basins, stretchers.

SURGICAL- instruments, operating tables,
operating room lights, anesthesia ap-
paratus.

DIAGNOSTIC- X-ray and scanning
machines.

MATERNAL AND CHILD CARE- delivery
tables, incubators, infant scales.

PHYSICAL THERAPY- wheelchairs, walkers,
traction tables, orthopedic instruments,
splints.

EMERGENCY- Exam tables, examining
room lights, resuscitators, etc.



PADF is a non-profit, private, voluntary
organization established in the early
1960's at the initiative of citizens of the
private sector in the United States and
leading officials of the Organization of
American States (OAS). It is PADF's primary
objective to encourage the private sector
of the U.S. and Latin America and the
Caribbean to participate in programs
of social and economic development
directed at the disadvantaged.


HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM
ADVISORY COMMITTEE
* Dr. Anthony Bruno
Medical Director
U.S. Public Health Service
* Dr. Juan Calatayud
President
Pan American Medical Society
* Mr. Clyde Cooke
Assistant Administrator, Supply Services
U.S. Veterans Administration
* Dr. Jose Gonzalez
Director, International Hospital Program
American Hospital Association
* Dr. Elizabeth Hughes
Dean, School of Nursing
Georgetown University
* Dr. James Kerrigan
Secretary
Pan American Medical Society
* Dr. Donald McCorquodale
Medical Officer
Agency for International Development
* Dr. Jorge Rios
Chairman, Department of Medicine
George Washington University
* Dr. Rene Rodriguez
President
Interamerican College of Physicians and
Surgeons

For more information on how to participate in
this program contact:
Pan American Development Foundation
1889 F Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006
202/789-6155-Telex 440251-Cable: FUPAD


PAN

AMERICAN

DEVELOPMENT

FOUNDATION


HEALTH
SERVICES
PROGRAM



medical equipment
and supplies for
Latin America and
the Caribbean






Lack of medical equipment and supplies
often results in inadequate health care for
many in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is
common to find more than one patient
crowding a hospital bed. A lack of syringes
can halt an immunization campaign. Diseases
spread without proper instrument sterilization.


TWO DECADES OF ASSISTANCE

Since 1962, the PAN AMERICAN DEVELOP-
MENT FOUNDATION (PADF) has operated on
the premise that equipment donations by the
US private sector can improve the delivery of
health care services and contribute to social
and economic development in this
hemisphere.

For twenty years PADF has been providing
medical equipment and supplies donated by
US hospitals, physicians and medical supply
manufacturers to health care institutions that
demonstrate need and service to the poor.
Recipient institutions throughout the region
have varied from rural primary health care
clinics to university hospitals.

Among private voluntary organizations
assisting Latin America and the Caribbean,
PADF has become the largest supplier of
donated medical equipment to the region. In
the last 18 months alone, equipment and sup-
plies valued at over $4.4 million have been
delivered to clinics and other health care
facilities in 14 Latin American and Caribbean
countries. The Organization of American
States, Pan American Health Organization and
Ministries of Health have supported the
delivery of these resources, benefitting 2
million people a year.


The continued success of this program
depends on investment by the US private sec-
tor. PADF experience and technical expertise
assures the effectiveness of these investments
in Latin American health care development.


A CONTRIBUTION TO PADF WILL:

* Introduce your product and promote
familiarity with your equipment and supplies
among the future medical personnel and
hospital technicians of the region while sup-
porting US private enterprise in these poten-
tial markets.
* Free your plant and warehouse space of
surplus stock, demonstrator models and
discontinued lines.
* Receive a Federal income tax deduction
for equipment and cash contributions.


* Earn recognition through ceremonies,
dedications and press releases honoring
contributions and donor support.
* Enhance your corporate image by support-
ing Latin American self-help development.


HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

Hospitals, physicians and medical supply
and drug manufacturing companies in
the US donate equipment and supplies
to PADF.

Donations are matched with evaluated
requests received from hospitals, clinics
and medical schools throughout Latin
America and the Caribbean. PADF con-
siders the donor's country preference in
matching donations with requests.

PADF, together with the donor, arranges
for warehousing, export packing and
transportation to a US port. PADF is
responsible for coordinating overseas
shipment and assumes duty-free entry.
Ocean freight costs are frequently reim-
bursed by the United States Agency for
International Development.

The value of goods donated as well as
other costs incurred in processing the
donation may be deducted from
Federal income tax as PADF is qualified
as a tax exempt organization under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code.




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