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February 1981

News and Announcements

Arch Surg. 1981;116(2):247. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1981.01380140093024

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Donations of Excess Medical and Hospital Equipment for Latin America and the Caribbean.—The medical and hospital equipment you often replace to upgrade services by present standards is still in great demand in the poor communities of developing countries. The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is working to collect such equipment in the United States for clinical and health extension services in poor communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Health Services Program of PADF has the cooperation of national health ministries, the Organization of American States, the Pan American Health Organization, the American Hospital Association, and private, nonprofit institutions in Latin America and the United States in bolstering health services for poor communities of the hemisphere.

The PADF provides a tax receipt for all donations and coordinates inspection, shipping, and installation-training procedures.

The following types of equipment are especially needed: operating room equipment and supplies, and diagnostic, therapeutic,

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