MediSend International Receives $300,000 Matching Grant from Dahan Family Foundation

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The grant is in support of MediSend’s educational and humanitarian work to support and strengthen healthcare in developing countries. The Dahan Family Foundation promises to match donations and grants up to $300,000 until the end of 2016.

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"The Dahans have always been forward-looking, enabling MediSend to create and deliver programs with long-term sustainable outcomes for people in need," says Nick Hallack, MediSend CEO.

The Dahan Family Foundation has awarded a matching grant in support of MediSend’s educational and humanitarian work to support and strengthen healthcare in developing countries. The grant promises to match donations and grants up to $300,000 until the end of 2016.

In 2005, Elisabeth and Rene Dahan donated Medisend’s current facility, the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, home to the organization’s Biomedical Engineering Technology School and its International Distribution Center, a division of Medisend that distributes medical supplies and equipment to developing country hospitals in need, as well emergency aid in times of disaster.

The Dahans are not only longtime friends and benefactors of MediSend, but also invaluable mentors with an unwavering belief in MediSend’s educational and humanitarian work.

Thanks to the Dahan Family Foundation, MediSend made significant contributions to the Ebola crisis, supports women and children’s care in Liberia and Sierra Leone and, as a partner with the World Health Organization, is currently playing an important role in rebuilding Liberia’s healthcare infrastructure. MediSend has trained biomedical technicians for hospitals throughout Africa and has recently partnered with GE El Seif (Saudi Arabia) to train technicians for hospitals in the Middle East. With the Dahans’ ongoing support, MediSend is working with Jane Goodall to rebuild a hospital and deliver better health services in the area of Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

“The Dahan Family Foundation has made a difference in countless lives. Through the Dahan family’s incredible generosity, men, women and children around the world have access to improved healthcare. In times of tragedy, their kindness has spread to families suffering from illness, natural disasters and strife,” says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend, adding, “The Dahans have always been forward-looking, enabling MediSend to create and deliver programs with long-term sustainable outcomes for people in need."

For more information on MediSend, go to MediSend.org or contact Nick Hallack at 214-575-5006 ext.112 or nick(dot)hallack(at)medisend(dot)org.

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