It’s not just large organizations like the World Bank that are working to eliminate diseases in Africa. Many smaller groups are also working hard to alleviate suffering. One such program is called “Doc to Dock.”
It collects surplus medical supplies — such as hospital beds from a facility that is upgrading — and ships them to Africa.
Dalijit Dhaliwal spoke last week with Doc to Dock’s founder, Dr. Bruce Charash. He says the supplies are desperately needed in a continent where some hospitals are so ill-equipped that women give birth on the floor.