As the COVID-19 epidemic continued in 2021, hospitals and health professionals were stretched to their limits, and access to medical oxygen became vital. Fires, earthquakes, and storms threatened vulnerable populations. MedGlobal witnessed conflicts escalate in war-torn countries. But there was still hope. Despite the fact that MedGlobal faced more hurdles than ever before, our impact was much larger. Whether it was changing supply chains or delivering training online due to travel restrictions, MedGlobal worked together to find solutions. From personal protective equipment to oxygen to vaccines, MedGlobal is delighted to declare that, thanks to our dedicated team, partners, and thousands of donors, MedGlobal were able to provide life-changing health care to more individuals than ever before.
- 4 large-capacity oxygen generators built impacting the lives of 5.8 million people
- 1,763 pieces of life-saving oxygen equipment donated to 7 countries
- 400,000 people educated about COVID-19 vaccination
The COVID-19 pandemic devastated under-served communities and disproportionately impacted marginalized communities with low access to healthcare throughout the world. MedGlobal’s COVID-19 response targeted some of the most vulnerable communities in disaster regions and low and middle-income countries (LMICs), especially refugees, internally displaced people, and victims of wars and conflicts.
Medglobal teams delivered crucial medical supplies, and PPEs, and provided training and education to frontline healthcare workers while continuing to support core health services in Bangladesh, Colombia, Gaza, India, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and the United States.
MedGlobal’s response was based on local priorities. MedGlobal partnered with local health authorities, the WHO, local NGOs, and hospitals to protect healthcare workers through the distribution of PPEs and antiseptics, the provision of infection control training, and support to isolation centers. MedGlobal also procured COVID-19 medications, medical supplies, and equipment, and distributed them to clinics, hospitals, and patients. As well, MedGlobal trained frontline healthcare providers on COVID-19 care, improved COVID-19 testing capacities, supported the mental health of healthcare workers, built oxygen generators, and procured ventilators, CPAP, BIPAP machines, and oxygen concentrators and cylinders. Additionally, MedGlobal provided home healthcare to COVID-19 patients who did not have access to hospitals, promoted COVID-19 vaccine access, supported vaccination campaigns, and counteracted misinformation and disinformation on COVID-19 and vaccines.
"MedGlobal Oxygen generator in Nyala Hospital in Darfur is the largest investment in healthcare infrastructure since Sudan's independence in 1955. It will provide oxygen to populations of 5 states and save tens of thousands of lives in the long term.”