Six students from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College trek across Mongolia in search of illumination, perspective, and the perfect cup of Yak-milk tea.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Withering riposte. *Badum-Ching!*

Here's a re-post. Sorry. I'm trying to scare up some contacts for the Department of Defense program for the donation of excess medical equipment from closing/closed medical bases. So, I'm just posting this in case we have new readers who might be interested in helping.
1) A philanthropically-minded physician who would be willing to come to Mongolia and run a workshop on the latest pediatric cataract surgery techniques. Medical translators, a venue, and lodging would be provided, but as it stands the physician may need to arrange their own transportation.
2) Contacts or information on a defense department program that provides medical equipment from closing military bases to hospitals in the developing world.
Or, any other sources that could provide the following equipment:
A.B Scan, Autorefractometer, Prism, Retinoscopy equipment, Indirect Binocular Opthalmoscopy equipment, and cataract surgery equipment.
3) Donations of any of the following pharmaceuticals: Anti-viral and antibiotic topical eye drops, mydriatic, miotic, and ungentiem.

If you can potentially help with any of these aspects of the project, please e-mail me at I'm also happy to answer any questions you might have about the project, if any. Sorry for the long post, keep reading, and hope to hear from you soon.