Salvaging Medical Cast-Offs to Save Lives

By Tina Rosenberg

When Dr. Bruce Charash arrived in Cotonou, Benin, in May 2007, he went from the airport to Hubert Maga Hospital.  Charash is the founder of a Brooklyn-based organization called Doc2Dock, which collects surplus medical equipment from hospitals in the United States and ships it to hospitals in poor countries.  As Charash’s plane was landing, a container of medical equipment and supplies had docked, destined for Hubert Maga.
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