September 2015
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Issue. 15
One People. One World. Gala

Join us in this community celebration as we honor those  who have greatly supported our mission.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Hilton Post Oak

Honorary Chair
Margaret Alkek Williams

Gala Chairs
Kelli Cohen Fein, MD
Barbara Van Postman

Corporate Honoree

Community Honorees
Mary Ann and David McKeithan

Dr. David Wray Award
Helping Hand For Relief and Development

Keynote Speaker
Michael E. Ascoli

Mr. Michael Weill, Chairman of the Board
Board Volunteer Day

On June 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board  of Directors "stepped into the shoes" of the  sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identif y, sort and box medical supplies. 

The Medical Bridges  staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board member s, not only for their volunteering in the  sort room, but most especially for their many hours  of service and support all year long.

From left to Michael Brock (Vice Chair), Connor Tamlyn, Matt Brock, Dr. Patricia Brock Howard 
(Medical Bridges Founder), Brad Ratliff, Michael Reed, Chris Manuel, James Brooks (Chair), and 
Paige Goodson

Medical Bridges welcomes Bridges, a group of energetic young professionals that was formed to support the mission of Medical Bridges, create awareness and proved the platform to bridge the young leaders of our community with opportunities to serve underprivileged countries through networking and social events. Medical Bridges wishes the newly formed Bridges great success in this endeavor. 
MedSurplus Alliance

A team of creative professionals and support staff  representing the MSA (MedSurplus Alliance)  is working to develop a video that demonstrates how  partnering with accredited members of  the MSA will help ensure that only quality and appr opriate donations are sent to developing  countries. 

Medical Bridges is a proud member of the MedSurplus  Alliance. Stay tuned for more updates.
From left to right: Dr.Jeff Bouadou, Mr. Don Wagner, Mr. George Bolettieri, Mrs. Dorothy Bolettieri, Mr. Jean Bouadou, Mr. Yaya Quattara, Mr.N'guessan Offi, Vice Governor Mr. Samuel Mobio, 
and Dr. Pierre Niangoin
Improving healthcare delivery in Cote d'Ivoire
Medical Bridges hosted two delegations from the Cot e d'Ivoire. A delegation representing the  District of Abidjan led by Vice Governor Samuel Mob io; Dr. Pierre Niangoin, Medical Advisor; Mr.  Yaya Quattara, Treasurer for the District of Abidja n and Mr. N'guessan Offi, General Manager -  Finances District of Abidjan on August 24th, and a  delegation from the City of Marcory led by the
Mayor of Marcory Mr. ABY Akrobou Raoul Modeste; Mr  KASSI Etien Christian, Deputy Mayor; Dr.  KASSI Damoh Julien Luce Sylvain, Director of the Ge neral Hospital of Marcory and Mrs.  N'GUESSAN Marie Gisele, Director of Communications  for the City of Marcory on September 9th;  both visits to Medical Bridges were arranged by lon g-time Medical Bridges partner, Global  Assistance.

The Ivorian delegations are committed to improving  the healthcare delivery in the
From left to right: Mr. Jean Boaudou, Global Assistance International Development Officer; Mrs. Dorothy Bolettieri, Medical Bridges CEO and Mr. Raoul Modeste Abby, Mayor of  the City of Marcory
 District of 
Abidjan and the City of Marcory. Through this colla borative effort with Medical Bridges and  Global Assistance, they plan to elevate the quality  of care in their regions. Each delegation will  sponsor eight 40-foot ocean freight container shipm ents of medical supplies and equipment that  will provide humanitarian assistance to the needy p opulations of Cote d'Ivoire .

Recent Visitors

Medical Bridges is delighted to welcome visitors, p artners, supporters and friends. Here are  some of our recent visitors. 

AMSA (American Medical Student Association) at TAMU.
Terry Stierman from Conviventia

Mr. Amabo MacHarry and Dr. Chris Ekiyor from RAHI (Rural Africa Health Initiative)
Dr. Ghulam Fayyaz from CLAPP (Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Pakistan)