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November 2022

1200 gloves for a hospital in Ivory Coast

By News

The Dabou Hospital in Ivory Coast is currently using 1200 new, sterile medical gloves donated by atHeart Medical. It is thanks to the long-standing work done by the Ruedi Leuppi Foundation, a Zug-based charity working in Ivory Coast, and the relentless problem-solving approach of our VP of Operations, Alex Goehring, that we managed to ship in no time a significant supply of gloves where they would be mostly needed.

Swiss clinician Dr Leuppi has been cooperating with the Dabou Methodist Hospital since 2004. He established the first urology department onsite and is spending several weeks on multiple trips each year to provide materials and donations, and to train local healthcare professionals.

“We are happy to accept material (medicine, laboratory, training) as long as it is still in good condition. Even used material from Switzerland here in Dabou is indispensable work material to serve patients,” Dr Lueppi explained.

“Two days after establishing contact, Dr Leuppi came to collect the equipment, which few days later was already in a container on its way to Africa,” said Alex. “It was a fantastic team effort to preserve valuable medical equipment, which needed replacement due to changes in our production process, and to put it to good use to treat human lives.”

To learn more or to donate to the Leuppi Foundation, please click here