GTech collecting supplies for Haiti at expo
Dubai, January 25, 2010
GTech Medical Services, a top UAE-based medical equipment support company, backed by IIR Middle East Life Sciences, organisers of healthcare event Arab Health, is coordianting the collection and shipment of medical supplies and equipment for Haiti.
The initiative is being coordinated during the Arab Health Exhibition & Congress, which opened yesterday and will run up to January 28 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
All supplies and equipment will be provided to Love a Child, a non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to helping the children of Haiti, located in Fond Parisien, 30 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, as well as other relief organisations on the ground in Haiti.
“Arab Health is a huge medical exhibition, with over 2,700 exhibitors, most of whom have shipped in medical equipment and supplies for display at the show that either gets given away, thrown out or shipped back at great expense after the show,” said Ralph (Scooter) Childs, managing partner, GTech Medical Services.
“These items are desperately needed in Haiti right now. GTech, working with IIR Middle East, is collecting any usable equipment, consumables or other healthcare items that companies would like to donate from their stands after the show closes,” he added.
“Arab Health is the perfect venue for organising medical supplies for Haiti Relief and involving the world healthcare community. We are also donating equipment and supplies as well as coordinating this effort.”
Simon Page, IIR Middle East Life Sciences Group director, said: “We think this is a fantastic initiative from GTech Medical Services, and we, as organisers of the event are very happy to support it. We will do all we can to encourage our exhibiting companies to make donations.”
“We have already had support from our freight forwarding company Airlink who will co-ordinate shipping of the donations to Europe, and from Thomas Bennett, our design company who will produce the signage needed for the donations free of charge,” he added.
The show organisers will be distributing participation instructions to exhibiting companies during the course of the 4-day event with leaflets, posters and dedicated drop-off points for donations.
Thomas Bennett, a design company based in the UAE and formally known as Special Projects Design (SPD), will provide all printed material required to coordinate the donation drive on site, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service