Hashoo Foundation & Medical Bridges Sending Medical Supplies To Pakistan
Event: Hashoo Foundation & Medical Bridges Sending Medical Supplies To Pakistan
Date: April 10, 2009
Venue: Houston, Texas
Hashoo Foundation USA and Medical Bridges shipped a forty-foot ocean-freight container filled with life-saving medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment destined for Pakistan. The Houston-based organizations recognize the need to challenge health care inequities in the developing world by devising solutions that leveraged the city’s reputation as a hub for premier healthcare. “Building bridges and understanding between Pakistan and Houston is exemplified by the blossoming new Houston-Karachi Sister City relationship,” said Houston Mayor Bill White. “Providing humanitarian aid through the Hashoo Foundation USA and Medical Bridges program is good way to strengthen those ties.”
Cristal Montañéz Baylor, Executive Director Hashoo Foundation USA, stressed that “the humanitarian aid sent to Pakistan as a result of the new partnership between Hashoo Foundation USA and Medical Bridges, Inc. will give hope to many needy people in Pakistan and improve their health and living conditions.”
The closing of the container and farewell ceremony was attended by Mohammad Aqil Nadeem, Consul General of Pakistan in Houston. He expressed his appreciation for the humanitarian work being done by Hashoo Foundation in Pakistan and also thanked Medical Bridges for assistance in sending life-saving medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment to Pakistan.