Inter Care was founded in 1974 and since then they have sent over 16 million pounds worth of medical aid to Africa. They receive no external funding and are only a team of 5 with an extra 50 volunteers.
Inter Care support around 100 health units across 5 countries in sub-Saharan Africa by sourcing surplus medical supplies within the UK and sending them to partners in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania. These health units range from hospitals, dentists, health centres, dispensaries, orphanages plus more and cover a catchment area of around 11 million people.
They send regular consignments, not just one-off donations. The support is ongoing and they ensure that they keep the stockrooms of the pharmacies full, which has resulted in vulnerable lives being supported continuously.
What they send:
Inter Care send medicines which are either donated by pharmaceutical companies or purchased by Inter Care. They help partners fight infections and diseases with various antibiotics, anti-malarial drugs and a range of painkillers.
They send health care goods including basic first aid supplies and diagnostic equipment. A stethoscope or an ear thermometer can make all the difference when trying to give the right treatment to vulnerable mothers and their children.
All these health care goods are recycled. They are sent to Inter Care by doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and more.
If you want to stop surplus medical supplies going to landfill and would rather ensure those who desperately need the supplies can get exactly what they need, then please get in touch.
You can help in more ways than just returning your used scrubs.
If you work within the medical or dental industries, your unwanted medical supplies and equipment really can help these countries in need.
Please get in touch if you think you may have something that could support this amazing charity.