Equipment donation makes a difference in Rwanda

Earlier this year, we were delighted to donate a rigid scope and headlight to a UK medical team on a charity mission to Rwanda. Jonathan Depledge, our north Wales and midlands medical sales manager, explains more.

As part of our day-to-day work with medical professionals across the UK, we’re always aware of the excellent work they do for patients here in the UK as part of their usual roles but that many of them are also involved in important charity project work oversees.

One that stands out is Ms Montio Morgan, an ENT consultant at Sherwood Forest Hospital in Nottinghamshire, who is involved with a vital charity called Rwanda Legacy of Hope.

In partnership with Operation Hernia Humanitarian Mission, Montio was planning an important trip to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda to supervise with surgery and support the teaching of Rwandan clinicians. When we became aware of this work, we were more than happy to help such a great cause and donated an LED cordless medical headlight and sinuscope.

The trip took place last month and we were delighted to receive a letter of thanks from Chris Oppong, chair of Operation Hernia which included the following words:

“On behalf of Rwanda Legacy of Hope, Operation Hernia and on behalf of the people of Rwanda, I would like to thank DP Medical Systems for this very generous donation of the following items to the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK). This humanitarian mission is organised annually by Operation Hernia, a UK registered medical charity. The project is a collaboration with Rwanda Legacy of Hope, a Rwanda charity, also registered in the UK.

“The beneficiaries of this donation are patients who do not have access to the quality of care available in high resource countries. DP Medical has become partners in this honourable humanitarian project.”

We were very pleased to be able to help with this donation and it is always really rewarding to hear how the trips have helped make a difference to people around the world. Those involved are truly selfless and inspiring and we’re always proud to help play a small part in their work.