Showcasing British innovation in the Middle East.
Following on from our successful trip to the Medica Trade Fair exhibition in Germany last November, we were proud to attend the Arab Health exhibition held during January at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The Arab Health exhibition is currently in its 37th year and was attended by over 65,000 health care professionals. It is the largest event of its kind held in the Middle East and is host to over 3000 exhibitors stemming from around 60 countries.
Former health minister Lord Darzi, who is an appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron as a United Kingdom Business Ambassador, also attended our stand and we were happy to receive such a positive response from one of the world’s leading surgeons.
This was the first time that Sheffmed showcased its product at the exhibition but this didn’t hold us back! Showcasing our new HD Lite surgical video headlight system, we attracted interest from distributors, surgeons and international reporters. Alan even found himself being interviewed by NTD Television for their feature on the exhibition.
One of our goals is to provide high-tech affordable solutions to the healthcare sector both in the UK and also overseas, and we will be attending the BACO exhibition in Glasgow this July. We see exhibitions such as these as the ideal platform to reach the people that matter so if you are at BACO please come along and say hello.
Following Alan’s trip to the centre we are pleased to report that we have been able to provide a range of equipment from wheelchairs to examination couches. In addition we are also providing physio support and helping out with the cost of meals at the centre.
It is heart-warming and breaking all at the same time, such beautiful people working hard with so little. Without you this would not have been possible and on behalf of Sheffmed I would like to say thank you for supporting our company.
Children’s Centre in Kafr El-Sheikh, north of Egypt. It was founded, in 2007, by a group of volunteers to help provide much needed support for people with special needs and disabilities.
Egypt is an under-developed third world country with a population of around 85 millions, 40% of which live on less than two dollars a day. One fifth of Egyptians live in abject poverty of one dollar a day. The government does not provide any social welfare assistance to its disadvantaged citizens.
Children and adults with various disabilities are left to the hands of their immediate families and the occasional, meagre handouts from scarce well-wishers. Moreover, families with a handicapped child tend to withdraw from society and end up being outcasts.
Run by volunteers but also has three full-time employees on a token monthly salary of 200 Egyptian pounds (around £20).
Run from a small rented fl at (about 80m² / 860ft ²) which costs 500 Egypti an pounds (around £50) a month, with no proper dining facilities. The rent agreement runs out by the end of 2012 with the possibility of a hike in the rent or the society moving out.
No government support and fund-raising is of limited yield due to poor presentation and subdued economic climate. Income is usually generated through personal canvassing. With contributions consisting of one off donations of food, clothes, equipment or cash.
Donors are encouraged to sponsor a specific recipient with small monthly payments to sustain support, feedback and personal contact.
Sheffmed are proud to sponsor West Yorkshire Dog Rescue and Thornbury Animal Sanctuary
West Yorkshire Dog Rescue
A Registered Charity managed by Committee on a totally voluntary basis. They have a policy that every dog coming into their rescue is treated with love and respect and given the utmost care. They take dogs from owners who are unable to keep them and unwanted strays from pounds. Their rescue dogs are fostered in homes so that their behaviour can be assessed in a family situation.
Thornbury Animal Sanctuary
Thornberry is a small independent sanctuary that has been taking care of abandoned and neglected animals in the South Yorkshire region since 1988.
They pride themselves on their ‘no kill’ policy, which means that the animals in their care stay for as long as it takes to find them their forever homes. Funding comes solely from public donations and they hold weekly bric-a-brac sales to maintain their high standard of care and quality.