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NHRMC sends medical supplies, books to tiny eastern European country

Published: Apr. 18, 2018 at 6:58 PM EDT|Updated: May. 4, 2018 at 6:11 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Could you find Moldova on a globe?

Chances are you probably couldn't without a little help, but the small land-locked nation in eastern Europe has been North Carolina's Peace Partner since 1999 and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center is helping the country improve its medical education.

NHRMC's Mission Ready program collects medical supplies to donate to countries in need and some of these supplies are headed to Moldova's hospitals. Additionally, NHRMC sent medical books to Moldova's only medical school.

Donna Flake, NHRMC's medical library director, recently returned from her fifth trip to the tiny country west of Russia where she teaches courses to medical librarians. She was in WECT's digital studio on Thursday to discuss her trip and NHRMC's outreach.

Peace Partners were created in 1999, a few years after the Cold War. Each US state was assigned a former Communist country and through the program, the NC Secretary of State office has worked to aid Moldova and strengthen Moldovan-American relations.

For more information on NHRMC's work with Moldova, click here.

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