REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World) was founded in 1991 by William H. Rosenblatt, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. The mission of REMEDY is “to actively teach and promote the natinowide practice of recovering exposed but unused medical supplies with the intent of providing international medical relief while reducing solid medical waste from US hospitals.”
At UT Southwestern, Project REMEDY works to collect open but unused medical equipment from Zale-Lipshy Hospital, St. Paul University Hospital, and the Parkland Outpatient Surgery Center. This equipment is then inventoried, sorted, and made available to faculty and students to use during medical trips to developing countries. Sorting events are held throughout the year and all students are encouraged to participate. Supplies are sorted based on general categories such as surgery, drapes, nursing, etc. An inventory of sorted boxes and their contents is maintained and may be reviewed with members of Project REMEDY by those wishing to aquire supplies for their upcoming trip abroad.
For more information on Project REMEDY at UT Southwestern, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on REMEDY, please visit REMEDY’s website.