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Global Volunteers and DRE Medical, Meeting the Healthcare Needs of Tanzania

Amanda Cannady

Director of Global Outreach and Development

Global Volunteers

Ipalamwa Health Clinic (IHC)
August 1, 2018
  • 4 Maternity Rooms
  • 4 Sick Bays
  • 1 Delivery Room
  • 2 Examination Rooms
Ipalamwa, Tanzania
Equipment Sourced:
  • Patient monitors
  • Birthing and Hospital Beds
  • Examination Room Equipment
  • Defibrillators
  • Sterilizer
  • Infant Warmer and Incubator
  • Operating Light
  • Medical Accessories

The Opportunity

Global Volunteers, a worldwide network of community leaders, locals, volunteers, and staff, is constructing a mother and child care clinic in Ipalamwa with the primary goal of eliminating childhood stunting through proper nutrition, controlling infectious disease, and promoting healthy behavior changes.

Ipalamwa Health Clinic is set to open in August 1, 2018 and will feature four maternity rooms, a four-bed sick bay, one delivery room, and two examination rooms. The new facility will help Global Volunteers achieve their mission to provide quality healthcare and education to mothers and their children for the first 1,000 days of life (conception to the second birthday).

Our Solution

A major challenge for Global Volunteers was deciding where to start to source quality equipment, medicines and supplies.

In September of 2017, Dr. Barbara Morris, Global Volunteers Board of Directors member, first reached out to DRE to inquire about medical equipment for the Ipalamwa Health Clinic project. She had received a referral from her brother, a plastic surgeon who had previously purchased equipment from DRE.

DRE offered Global Volunteers a prompt, turnkey approach to outfitting their facility by supplying not only medical equipment but also offering pharmaceutical options and supplies that fit within their budget.

Amanda Cannady, the dedicated DRE account representative for Global Volunteers, worked closely with Dr. Morris and Dr. Mindy Lull, a volunteer team leader, to find the best equipment options for the clinic, while keeping the overall costs well below their original budget.