Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Medical Surplus Alliance Connects With Guatemalan Hospital With Help From Boulder Based Software Company & Acclaimed Photographer

Acclaimed photographer and visual engineer, Ben Von Wong, is working with Avencera Partners, VisionLink, Inc. and the MedSurplus Alliance to create a groundbreaking video for an upcoming social media fundraising campaign. Medical Bridges, a Houston based Medical Surplus Recovery Organization and their Guatemalan partners Amigos Pro Obras Sociales organized the difficult and complex film settings that included hospitals, clinics, patient homes and the surrounding community. The team also visited Obras Sociales Del Santo Hermano Pedro, hospital and clinic in Antigua, Guatemala to interview patients, staff and volunteers regarding how quality medical donations are saving lives and why more are desperately needed.

The MedSurplus Alliance was created to promote medical product donations standards and practices to help ensure that quality medical donations reach people in the developing world.


In the above photo the Von Wong team is interviewing Linda Esposta the Director of Program and Logistics for Surgicorps to learn more about how their volunteer surgical teams rely on donated medical products from Pittsburgh based Brother’s Brother Foundation, Global Links and other Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations to create operating rooms and equip local medical teams.

The team enjoying some local Guatemalan cuisine.
Bottom Left:  Pili Mejia (Amigos de Obras), Ryan Zimmerman (Photographer, VisionLink), Pat Black (Pat Black Photography), Lori Warrens (Senior Director, Community Solutions, VisionLink), Al Curasco (Medical Bridges), Regina Villeda (Amigos de Obras), Anna Tenne (Anna Tenne Photography), Ben Von Wong (Von Wong Photography).

VisionLink is proud to be partnering with these great organizations and firmly believes that by working together, we can make a difference. 

To learn more about the great work these groups are doing, please click the following links:

VisionLink — www.visionlink.org

Medical Surplus Alliance — www.medsurplusalliance.org

Obras Sociales Del Santo Hermano — www.obrashermanopedro.org/

Ben Von Wong Photography — http://www.vonwong.com/





About VisionLink:
VisionLink has been providing communities with humanitarian inspired software and consulting solutions since 1991. VisionLink customers manage millions of client and resource records for more than 8,000 communities across the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.