2016 Donations

January: Tombe Gateau, HAITI

Family Health Ministries http://familyhealthministries.org/   for new birthing center

March: Guatemala City, GUATEMALA

Megan Nute, CRNA and Henry Rice, MD from Duke University Medical Center pediatric surgery

The Shalom Foundation/The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center http://www.the shalomfoundation.org

March: Huehuetenango, GUATEMALA

Duke University School of Nursing students and Barbara Muffoletto/Curamericas Global




Duke School of Nursing and Curamericas Global

All of the supplies went to support the Manjama Clinic, which serves rural, impoverished communities in Sierra Leone.


March: Ntagacha, Tarime District, TANZANIA

Duke University School of Nursing, Irene Felsman City of Hope http://nursing.duke.edu/centers-and-institutes/ogachi/tanzania-city-hope

March: central and eastern UKRAINE

Olena Kozlova-Pates, Alexander Gowen, Raleigh, NC

Supplies sent to assist with trauma care and the treatment of those injured in the Ukrainian conflict.


April: Quezon City (Manila), PHILIPPINES

Andrew Lodge, MD Duke Pediatric Cardiovascular Program

sponsors: Rotary International and Rotary Club of Makati West, Salcedo Village http://www.makatirotary.org/about.html



Duke University School of Nursing students


April: Naama, UGANDA

Duke undergraduates: Nathan Lam, Brooke Whitfield, Kathryn Benson, Noelani Ho

Duke Global Health Institute student research program


April: Managua, NICARAGUA

Nancy Crego, Duke University School of Nursing



Amy Plasencia, Duke Medical School graduate / currently surgical resident at Brookdale University Hospital

Mercy House non-profit care center for orphans www.mercyhouseph.org


Bea Blajonda, Elon University, Elon, NC

Elon Global Medical Brigades https://www.globalbrigades.org/empowered/chapter/elon-university-medical-brigades-chapter

May: Grand Bassa, LIBERIA

Amanda Thomas, MHA, BSN, RN, Duke Health Primary Care

Annie T. Doe Memorial Foundation (ATDMF) http://atdoemf.org/ATDMF/


Alfredo Guerron Cruz, Duke General Surgery

Earthquake relief (5 pallets from REMEDY; other medications and supplies donated via Duke Procurement Services

May: Tombe Gateau, HAITI

Family Health Ministries http://familyhealthministries.org/   for new birthing center

May: Fondwa, HAITI

Shelia Rittgers, RN; April Perry, RN Duke University Medical Center;  in conjunction with St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Durham, NC

Starting a palliative care program

May: eastern and central UKRAINE

Olena Kozlova-Pates, Alexander Gowen, Raleigh, NC


June and December: PHILIPPINES

Brianna Lareau, EMT, Cary, NC

Organized a medical team to staff a free health clinic in the Philippines. They treated over 700 people over a 2 week period.



Temini Ajayi, Duke student

Duke Engage http://dukeengage.duke.edu/   and  Grow With Nigeria http://www.growwithnigeria.org/

Exposing young Nigerian students to the healthcare field

August: Cubulco, GUATEMALA

Jayen Bhakta

Christian Medical & Dental Association https://www.cmda.org/

Providing medical and surgical services at Senorita Elena Medical Center in Cubulco, Guatemala.

August: Moshi, TANZANIA

Duke School of Nursing student trip

Kilema Hospital in Moshi, Tanzania is run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Kilimanjaro and has a catchment of around 228,000.

August: Managua, NICARAGUA

Duke School of Nursing student trip

September: GUYANA

Dorothy Powell, RN (former faculty at Duke School of Nursing) and Union Baptist Church of Durham, NC

Supplies were provided to the A. Carlyle Miller Health Center and Cottage Hospital in Long Creek, Guyana.  Union Baptist Church has a sister relationship with the Guyana Missionary Baptist Church.

September: MOLDOVA

The North Carolina – Moldova Partnership for Peace program is based upon an agreement signed in 1999 to link these two states together to better facilitate cooperation in the areas of civil emergency operations,  expansion of markets, cultural, scientific and academic exchanges, and the coordination of humanitarian efforts of many governmental and non-governmental organizations.

More than 30 Soldiers from the Republic of Moldova boarded a West Virginia Air National Guard C-17 leaving Raleigh, North Carolina on September 22, 2016 after spending about one week training with Soldiers of the North Carolina National Guard.  In Addition to the gear they brought with them, the plane was loaded with 27 pallets of medical supplies and equipment, and 6 pallets of classroom materials.  The majority of the medical supplies were donated via the Duke REMEDY program with the help of volunteers coordinated by the office of the NC Secretary of State, Elaine F. Marshall.


October: La Paz, BOLIVIA

Don Ellis, MD Duke Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Working in conjunction with HOPE Worldwide Dr. Ellis traveled with two Duke Emergency Medicine residents to La Paz, Bolivia to do a series of lectures and hands on workshops for local physicians and other acute care providers.


December: Dakar, SENEGAL

Ismael Tamba, DO, Duke Primary Care

Organized shipment and distribution of medical supplies to Hospital Fann, in Dakar, Senegal.


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