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Maasai Medical Mission

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The goal of this project is to raise funds to ship a container of medical equipment and supplies donated by an organization called Project CURE. The goal is to raise funds to pay for the Project CURE evaluation team to assess the equipment needs of 20 Medical Clinics and 4 rural Health Centers in the Longido district of Tanzania, then ship a 40 foot container with an average of over $400,000 of medical equipmment and supplies to the Longido district clinics in Tanzania. 

The Longido district is home to the  Maasai.   The Maasai are a uniquely indigenous people, the nomadic pastoralist Maasai Tribe is impoverished, mostly from circumstances beyond their control, and as such suffer greatly from a whole host of ailments: from the common childhood diseases such as measles and whooping cough to the more serious such as polio, meningitis, hepatitis A & E and HIV/Aids.  Other more exotic ailments that run rampant within this group of gentle, kindly people are malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, meningitis and polio. Even the common cold is a killer. Half of all children born to the Maasai die before the age of two. A child is not recognized as such until 3 moons have passed. This is because of the incredibly high mortality rate - a result due to the lack of medicine and accessibility to basic preventive medical care.  While clinics have been built by government entities they are sparsley equiped and in great need of basic equipment and supplies. The  goal is to ship medical equipment,  vaccines, medicines, preventive care, medical supplies to help these very poor people have access to life saving medical care.   

About the Project CURE program:
Project C.U.R.E.’s Cargo program delivers semi-trailer-sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to under-resourced hospitals, clinics and community health centers in developing countries. We manage a complex inspection, inventory and logistics process that annually places millions of dollars worth of medical supplies and modern equipment directly into the hands of doctors and nurses so they can provide quality care to their patients, many of whom are women and young children.

Project C.U.R.E. collaborates with community partners in each country to develop a high-level understanding of the scope of need. Our thorough, on-site assessment process ensures that every container delivered will meet the specific needs of the recipient hospital or clinic, equipping the medical staff with life-saving tools to improve diagnosis, treatment and care. Each 40' container delivers  $400,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment on average, increasing access to healthcare for the most vulnerable populations in the world.
You can visit the Project Cure website for more information on this wonderful organization at:
The Project CURE costs to us are approximately $26,000.  
I have lived with the Maasai for the last three years and will personally assist the evaluation team and supervise the distribution of the equipment. This will assure all goes to the appropriate clinics. 
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Rick Morro
Huntington, TX

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