Supporting COVID-19 Healthcare for the Navajo Nation Residents
MedGlobal is supporting the Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF), a 60 bed hospital which serves as the health care hub for the Navajo Nation. We are recruiting nurse volunteers, who are urgently needed to staff the hospital, and fundraising for medical supplies and equipment that are critical to treat COVID-19 patients and prevent the spread of the virus to other patients and CCHCF staff. The Navajo Nation has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 infection in the United States.
Supporting COVID-19 Community Testing
MedGlobal is helping Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) to launch a much-needed drive-through community testing site in Chicago, which is a COVID-19 hotspot city. We are recruiting doctor and nurse volunteers to staff the testing site and fundraising for PPE and other critical medical supplies. IMAN is a nonprofit community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts, and operating a holistic health center. IMAN’s work has been recognized by former President Barack Obama.
Supporting Vulnerable and Marginalized Communities
Domestically, MedGlobal is committed to supporting hospitals and testing sites which focus on serving particularly marginalized and underserved communities. These communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 with both higher rates of infection and mortality from the virus.
In Chicago, MedGlobal is proud to support Saint Anthony Hospital, which is a safety-net hospital that primarily treats underserved communities of immigrants, people of color, and those facing economic hardship. MedGlobal has donated over 13,000 PPE items, a point-of-care ultrasound device, and a PCR machine, which will allow for rapid COVID-19 testing, to Saint Anthony Hospital. We also helped Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) to launch a much-needed drive-through community testing site in Chicago, in order to reduce the barriers to seeking testing, and supported testing center staff with over 9,000 PPE items.
MedGlobal Volunteers Mobilized
New York, New York
New York and several other locations in the United States have requested support from volunteer medical personnel to meet the increased demand for additional staffing. MedGlobal is working with SCCM, to mobilize our US based medical volunteers to deploy to New York City hospitals. Critical Care and all specialties, including Generalists, are urgently needed to join the fight to save lives. If you are a healthcare provider in the US and want more information, view the Covid-19 Call for Volunteers.