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April 28, 2011

Boeing partners with HCP to deliver 3,600 pounds of ophthalmic equipment to Ethiopia

Himalayan Cataract Project partnered with the Boeing Humanitarian Delivery Flights program to ship approximately 3,600 pounds of medical equipment in late-April to HCP’s partner the Quiha Zonal Hospital in Mekelle, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Airlines flight contained five tons of books and medical supplies for three different non-profit organizations.


“We have been working on this shipment for over a year, securing 160 items of ophthalmic surgical equipment (including two high-quality Zeiss operating microscopes) worth close to $200,000 for Quiha’s new ophthalmic nurse training and surgical annex in Mekelle. Thanks to Don Goodman and the entire Boeing Humanitarian Delivery team for expertly handling the shipment of eight pallets. We are very appreciative of their efforts and for the support of Ethiopian Airlines. Thanks also to our partner Bill Shields and SightReach Surgical for their tireless efforts on the procurement.” — Job Heintz, HCP CEO

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