Posted on Feb 26, 2012

USF Pre-Nursing LLC students help pack medical supplies for less fortunate countries

USF Pre-Nursing LLC students help pack medical supplies for less fortunate countries

The University of South Florida Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community (LLC) students sorted and packed healthcare supplies for the less fortunate communities in developing countries.

The University of South Florida Pre-Nursing Living Learning Community (LLC) students sorted and packed medical supplies for the less fortunate communities in developing countries.

USF Pre-Nursing volunteered for Advocates for World Health (AWH) to help pack medical supplies.

Students volunteered for Advocates for World Health (AWH) to help pack medical supplies such as bandages, syringes, prep sponges, peroxide, catheter kits, and IV pumps to assist underserved patients in developing countries.

Nursing Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Astride Edouard, said that this was a great volunteering opportunity for the LLC students.

“The project not only made a difference in those communities, but also helped students see the importance of service,” Edouard said.

AWH is a non-profit organization which recovers surplus medical products from hospitals around the state of Florida and distributes them to relief agencies in developing countries. The organization’s effort to recover surplus medical supplies also helps reduce medical waste.