Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pharmacists Without Boarders from Germany Strengthen Helping Hanga Health Center

For many years Pharmacists Without Boarders from Germany have been helping people served at Hanga Health Center by supplying or subsidizing medical supplies to the institute. With their help medical services, to a great extend, have been relatively cheaper for ordinary poor people to afford. Their thoughts and efforts have made is possible that there is availability of all the important supplies, particularly medicines, for the common sicknesses among the rural population.

Recently, a representative of the organization (Pharmacists Without Boarders, or in German Apotheker Ohne Grenzen Deutschland), Miss Laura Bleicher, came to Hanga and stayed from 16 to 25 November. During the time she met with Hanga Abbey leadership, Abbot Octavian Massigo, OSB, to sign a special contract/agreement on how to equip Hanga Health Center with medical supplies. Part of the agreement was that there be will cost sharing between Hanga Abbey and Pharmacists Without Boarders, each contributing half of the cost of the medicines/supplies that will be ordered every three months. Indeed we owe so much the members of Pharmacists Without Boarders Germany; ours is gratitude and appreciation for what they are doing to our poor people.

During her stay, Ms. Laura, also trained employees in the pharmacy sector on how to do inventory.

Above: Laura Bleicher with Abbot Octavian Massingo, OSB, on the day of signing a contract to supply medical supplies to Hanga Health Center

Below: Laura Bleicher with Frater Lucius and employees of pharmacy section at the Health Center making inventory of medical supplies

Below: A farewell dinner was held for Laura Bleicher on November 24 as she was leaving for Germany.

Ms. Laura is cutting a cake prepared in her honor


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