Shipment Provides Medical Supplies To Hospital, Boosts Employee Morale

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel

The devaluation of Malawi’s national currency has made basic medical supplies unaffordable and therefore a rarity at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing. Visit our blog to read how a recent shipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation has transformed the hospital and its staff.

Brother’s Brother Foundation sent a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing in Nguludi, Malawi this past June. Last month, the shipment finally arrived.

Sister Mercy Kanyumbu, principal and hospital administrator at St. Joseph’s, said BBF’s shipment has already had a significant impact on the hospital’s quality of care and the morale of its staff, since the devaluation of Malawi’s national currency, the kwacha, has made critical medical supplies and equipment unaffordable. Latex gloves, wheelchairs, curtains – these are the necessities St. Joseph’s was in dire need of before the container arrived. In the weeks that have followed, they have been put to good use.

“I am very grateful, and you make me feel like a Sister who knows how to run an institution” Kanyumbu said. “The items are transforming the hospital and motivating staff.”

BBF has shipped containers of medical supplies and equipment to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing since 2015. We are extremely grateful for all our donors who make partnerships like this possible.
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[Truck Container arriving at St. Joseph's Mission Hospital-Nguludi]
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[A 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation arrives at its final destination in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[A 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation arrives at its final destination in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[Workers offload a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment sent to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[Workers offload a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment sent to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[A hospital clinician at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital sits on a chair donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[A nurse at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital sits in a new chair received from Brother’s Brother Foundation. Sister Mercy Kanyumbu, the hospital’s principal and hospital administrator, said the donation has made employees happy and motivated to work.]
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[An old chair used at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital before being replaced by a new chair donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[ A Midwife at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital stands next to new curtains donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[A staff member at St. Joseph’s Mission hospital stands in the Male Ward by new curtains donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel

The devaluation of Malawi’s national currency has made basic medical supplies unaffordable and therefore a rarity at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing. Visit our blog to read how a recent shipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation has transformed the hospital and its staff.

Brother’s Brother Foundation sent a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing in Nguludi, Malawi this past June. Last month, the shipment finally arrived.

Sister Mercy Kanyumbu, principal and hospital administrator at St. Joseph’s, said BBF’s shipment has already had a significant impact on the hospital’s quality of care and the morale of its staff, since the devaluation of Malawi’s national currency, the kwacha, has made critical medical supplies and equipment unaffordable. Latex gloves, wheelchairs, curtains – these are the necessities St. Joseph’s was in dire need of before the container arrived. In the weeks that have followed, they have been put to good use.

“I am very grateful, and you make me feel like a Sister who knows how to run an institution” Kanyumbu said. “The items are transforming the hospital and motivating staff.”

BBF has shipped containers of medical supplies and equipment to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital and College of Nursing since 2015. We are extremely grateful for all our donors who make partnerships like this possible.
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[Truck Container arriving at St. Joseph's Mission Hospital-Nguludi]
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[A 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation arrives at its final destination in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[A 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation arrives at its final destination in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[Workers offload a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment sent to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[Workers offload a 40-foot container of medical supplies and equipment sent to St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital in Nguludi, Malawi.]
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[A hospital clinician at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital sits on a chair donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[A nurse at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital sits in a new chair received from Brother’s Brother Foundation. Sister Mercy Kanyumbu, the hospital’s principal and hospital administrator, said the donation has made employees happy and motivated to work.]
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[An old chair used at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital before being replaced by a new chair donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[ A Midwife at St. Joseph’s Mission Hospital stands next to new curtains donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]
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[A staff member at St. Joseph’s Mission hospital stands in the Male Ward by new curtains donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.]

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