M.E.S.K.: MEDICAL EMERGENCY SUPPLY KITS
SAM-Care, International created the Medical Emergency Supply Kits (MESK) to help offset the critical void of basic medicine and supplies crippling the North Korean medical infrastructure. Each MESK contains enough medication and supplies for doctors at North Korean hospitals and clinics to treat up to 300 patients with primary emergency care. The contents of each MESK bag consist of some of the following items:
MEDICINES: ANTIBIOTICS, ANALGESICS, ANTIPARASITIC AGENTS, ANTIFUNGAL AGENTS, DIARRHEA MEDICINES, ETC.
MEDICAL SUPPLIES: BANDAGES, GAUZE, DISINFECTANTS, ALCOHOL, ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENTS, ETC.
EQUIPMENT: THERMOMETERS, STETHOSCOPES, SYRINGES, BLOOD PRESSURE CUFFS, ETC.
The MESK project – first initiated in December 2004 – entailed the assembly of over 400,000 items packed into 10,000 MESKs which were then distributed to the clinics within North Korea throughout the entire country. To this day, SAM-Care replenishes the MESKs on an annual basis providing doctors at these facilities life saving ability and modality for providing desperately needed medical care and medications to treat sick North Korean people. The MESK Project is unique in that the North Korean government has allowed SAM-Care, International the ability to ascertain that the MESKs are indeed being utilized as originally intended, to treat the North Korean people. While observing several clinics during one of his visits into North Korea, Dr. Park and his team were able to witness medical staff utilizing the MESKs to treat patients. Each MESK bag assembled and refilled is an expression of our Christian love and hope for the healing of the suffering North Korean people.