|The central park of Guaymate|
|Donated medical supplies stored in an unused hospital room|
Many of the supplies that were stored away could have been used right away (gloves, alcohol, syringes). We were less clear on how others might be used (cardiac catheterization kits). The Project CURE shipment was created after a needs assessment identifying supplies the hospital would most benefit from, so we expect most of it to be very useful.
|Our team organizing the supplies by hospital unit|
This brings me back to the title of the post, translated in English – “if it were a dog, it would have bitten you.” This is an expression Dr. Estevez taught us, which means that sometimes solutions are so close to you but you don’t see them until much later. Over the next few days, we’ll be meeting with hospital staff to show how the supplies were re-organized so that hopefully they can start being used immediately, rather than waiting for that dog to bite.