Student Group Sends Medical Donations to Pakistan
By Michigan State University Institute of International Health
Donated medical supplies were shipped to Pakistan today by the MSU student group GH2HG (Generate Help 2 Heal Generations) and MSU’s Institute of International Health. Five pallets of donations are headed for the hospital and community clinics of the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad to help underprivileged patients there.
The shipment is part of a partnership between MSU and NUST being developed by Dr. Reza Nassiri, Director of the Institute of International Health and Associate Dean for Global Health.
“The President of NUST and I met when he visited MSU recently, and we are working on a partnership between our universities focused on community medicine and community health research,” said Nassiri. “We hope this sizable donation made possible by the dedication of Raeuf Roushangar and his group, GH2HG, will help the hospital and clinics at NUST make a difference in their patients’ lives.”
GH2HG is a non-profit organization that was started by MSU senior Raeuf Roushangar three years ago to help poor communities around the world prevent needless deaths. MSUCOM professor, Dr. Henry Beckmeyer, serves as faculty advisor. The group’s main work is to obtain donations of unused medications and medical supplies from hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. Raeuf and his group inventory and repack the supplies so they can be shipped around the world.
Pictured with the medical supply shipment for Pakistan are (l to r): Dr. Henry Beckmeyer, MSUCOM Professor; Dr. Reza Nassiri, IIH Director; GH2HG members Ulind Bejleri, Miloslava Kosareva, Marco Botros, Raeuf Roushangar (group founder), and Rajesh Lakshmi Kadiyala; and Professor Dr. Khalida Zaki.