Work Continues In Sub-Saharan Africa
By Liam Carstens
In 2022, BBF continues our commitment to supporting healthcare facilities in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the second quarter alone, we sent four, 40-foot ocean-going container shipments of requested medical supplies and equipment to distribution partners in Sierra Leone, Malawi, and Eswatini.
St. Joseph’s Hospital and School of Nursing, a long-standing partner of BBF, received a shipment of requested items from BBF. Hospital Administrator, Sr. Mercy Kanyumbu, shared that the staff and patients “are very grateful for the support you give to this hospital,” and the items received are “always put in good use for the benefit of the patient.” In Malawi, BBF joined again with Medical Benevolence Foundation to support their work with a shipment of needed facemasks, additional PPE, hospital equipment, hand sanitizer, and other durable medical equipment.
In Sierra Leone, BBF and Healey International Relief Foundation shipped a donation to continue their ongoing work with healthcare facilities in that nation in West Africa. Also in Q2 of 2022, we joined with Free Wheelchair Mission to send another 40’ shipping container of medical supplies and equipment to Eswatini. This shipment included durable medical equipment and hospital equipment, in addition to medical supplies.
All of us at BBF are thankful for our many partners throughout the continent of Africa and our many years of partnership!