Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico and World Child Cancer USA Deliver Life-Saving Medical Supplies to Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
Collaborative effort is the first donation to the hospital in nearly 20 years
DENVER —Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña pediatric hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico received a 53-foot cargo container of life-saving medical supplies and diagnostic equipment worth more than $650,000 USD. The equipment and supplies will be used to assist the hospital in dramatically improving survival rates for children with cancer in South East Mexico; and to outfit a new cancer ward there. Through the collaborative efforts of Project C.U.R.E., FundaciónCurando Mexico and World Child Cancer USA, the hospital received approximately 20 new beds, vital sign monitors, diagnostic equipment and high-tech lab equipment to diagnose, monitor and effectively treat children afflicted with cancer.
The delivery of this much needed equipment is part of a larger multi-year partnership between Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico, World Child Cancer USA and the State of Oaxaca. The Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña and World Child Cancer USA have an ongoing partnership to deliver medical staff training, family support, parent and community education and create and implement a patient database.
The hospital will be hosting a container celebration with several local and international guests to officially receive the equipment for the hospital. Invited guests include: Ing. Hector Gonzalez – Office of the Minister of Health; Hospital Director Isabel Dinorath Diaz Rojas; Hospital Director Maritza Jenny Hernandez Cuevas – Hospital Civil “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso”; Leslie Cristobal Cazarin – Manager Fundación Curando Mexico and Project C.U.R.E.; LeAnn Fickes – Executive Director World Child Cancer, USA; Dr. Terrie Flatt – World Child Cancer and Children’s Mercy Hospital; Medical staff from Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña; and patients and families of Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña.
Who: Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico, World Child Cancer USA, Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
What: Container Celebration Ceremony
Where: Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, Kilómetro 12.5 Carretera, Oaxaca – Puerto Angel, San Bartolo Coyoyepec, 71256 San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Press Check-In: 2:30 p.m.
About Project C.U.R.E.
From its humble beginnings in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has become the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Currently, Project C.U.R.E. maintains l
arge distribution warehouses
in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and smaller collection centers in 15 U.S. cities. Because of the dedication of more than 20,000 nationwide volunteers,
two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses weekly. Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in more than 130 countries.
Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Silver Seal
, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating
and has been ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities
. Learn more at www.projectcure.org
, on Facebook
and on Twitter @projectcure
About World Child Cancer USA
World Child Cancer USA formed in 2012 to help children with cancer in the developing world. Our vision is to see a world where every child with cancer has access to the best possible treatment and care. Our mission is to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children across the developing world, redressing the global inequality in the treatment of cancer. With its sister organization in the UK, World Child Cancer is making life better for children with cancer in 16 countries throughout the developing world. To learn more, visit www.worldchildcancer.us
About Fundacion Curando Mexico
Curando Mexico is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 and serves as Project C.U.R.E.’s partner throughout the country. Curando Mexico provides medical supplies and equipment through donations to hospitals in need throughout the country in an effort to strengthen the medical infrastructure in Mexico. To learn more, visit www.curandomexico.org
About Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña is a specialty pediatric hospital that grant highly specialized care with children 18 years or younger in the State of Oaxaca and the under the Social Protection System in Health. To learn more, visit http://www.hno.oaxaca.gob.mx/