SeQual Technologies, a San Diego-based medical equipment manufacturer that develops oxygen systems is supporting relief efforts in Haiti in conjunction with Operation USA and Partners in Health.
“Through our past experience of providing the Eclipse in emergency and disaster situations, we have a clear understanding of how helpful this small device can be,” stated Ron Richard, CEO of SeQual Technologies. “We at SeQual were overwhelmed by the generosity of people around the world. We are humbled to play even a small role in the Haiti relief.”
During medical emergencies, the number one drug administered is oxygen. SeQual is proud to provide this equipment in hopes of helping those affected by this devastating world event. Operation USA’s immediate disaster response has focused on the most pressing medical needs due to the devastation of hospitals and medical facilities. SeQual Technologies has donated 10 of their Eclipse portable oxygen concentrators as well as other oxygen equipment to help alleviate these needs.
“Operation USA has been greatly impressed by the generosity of its corporate donors in response to the earthquake in Haiti. Getting essential medical supplies on the ground has been our first priority. The donation of items such as SeQual’s oxygen concentrators has been a vital component of this lifesaving work,” said Alison Deknatel, director of communications at Operation USA, an international relief agency that helps communities at home and abroad overcome the effects of disasters, disease, and endemic poverty by providing privately-funded relief, reconstruction and development aid.
Partners in Health has been working on the ground for over 20 years to bring modern medical care to poor communities in 12 countries around the world, including Haiti. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Based in Boston, PIH employs more than 11,000 people worldwide, including doctors, nurses and community health workers