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Adventist Health responds to third wave of COVID-19 in Africa

Kim Strobel News

Six shipping containers filled with medical supplies from Adventist Health are on their way to Africa this week to assist with COVID-19 response in Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Each shipping container is filled with general medical supplies, personal protective equipment, medication, operating room supplies and mobile medical testing equipment for COVID-19 and other diseases.

Both large and small health facilities in various regions of Africa have been overwhelmed with demand for healthcare due to COVID-19 infections. Scarcity of vaccines in Africa and challenges to treatment are undermining effective response to the third wave of the pandemic.

Adventist Health is partnering with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency on this project as well as other COVID-19 relief measures around the world.

“This global health initiative is part of the Adventist Health commitment to engage in meaningful expressions of God’s love in communities in need of health, wholeness and hope,” said John Schroer, Global Missions system lead for Adventist Health.

Another shipment to Africa is scheduled for February 2022.