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 Akshar.Abbott@gmail.com. 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.