Published: Feb. 5, 2013

Students send medical supplies to Pakistan

Contact(s): Andy McGlashen Media Communications office: (517) 355-2281, Reza Nassiri Institute of International Health office: (517) 353-8992 Reza.Nassiri@hc.msu.edu

Michigan State University students and faculty last month sent five pallets of medical supplies to underprivileged patients in Pakistan.

The student group Generate Help 2 Heal Generations and MSU’s Institute of International Health shipped the supplies to the hospital and community clinics at the National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad.

The shipment is part of a partnership between the universities being developed by Reza Nassiri, director of the Institute of International Health and associate dean for global health in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Khalida Zaki, MSU assistant professor of sociology.

“Dr. Zaki and I met the president of NUST 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 Generate Help 2 Heal Generations will help the hospital and clinics make a difference in their patients’ lives.”

Generate Help 2 Heal Generations is a nonprofit organization started by MSU senior Raeuf Roushangar three years ago to help poor communities around the world prevent needless deaths. Its main work is to obtain donations of unused medications and medical supplies from hospitals, clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. Roushangar and his group take inventory of and repack the supplies so they can be shipped around the world.

MSU students and faculty with medical supplies bound for Islamabad, Pakistan. Courtesy photo.

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