Our Borneo veterinary team, Seneca Park Zoo Director of Animal Health and Conservation Dr. Jeff Wyatt and Dr. Andrew Winterborn of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, successfully transported $16,000 of medical supplies and therapeutics to support the Zoo’s anchor Indonesian conservation program, Health in Harmony, promoting healthy people and healthy forest.
These diverse medical supplies were selected and organized by a Canadian-based, charitable organization called Health Partners International which, through pharmaceutical company donations from companies like Glaxo Smith Kine, Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Bayer, Accel & Allergan, specializes in providing Humanitarian Medical Kits containing targeted therapies to address unmet community health needs in the tropics.
This week, ASRI Klinik staff celebrated the arrival of the one hundred pounds of hospital supplies. Throughout the unpacking of boxes, pharmacy staff were delighted to find that they needed much more shelving space.
At the end of our second day in the remote rainforest villages mentoring goat and cattle herd health practices, Jesse, a volunteer physician from Stanford University, shared with us a success story from that morning of a patient’s condition improving significantly because of the new supply of pharmaceuticals.
Thank you to University of Rochester medical students for raising funds from the Orangutan Orange tulip sales and to Dr. Andrew Winterborn for his generous donation, making delivery of the Humanitarian Medical Kits possible to achieve our goal of “Saving Rainforest with a Stethoscope.”