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Medical supplies sent by Physicians for Peace delivered to public hospital in Rivera

October 5, 2004

Last Friday, Political/Economic Counselor Oliver Griffith visited the public hospital in Rivera on behalf of U.S. Ambassador Martin J. Silverstein, to deliver medical supplies donated by the U.S. NGO Physicians for Peace.

The hospital director, Dr. Carlos Laguzzi, and his staff were very pleased with the donation, especially the surgical equipment and some hearing aids, which they valued at about $50,000.

The donation was a follow-up to a 2003 visit to Uruguay of a group of Physician for Peace doctors led by Dr. Carl Manstein. The U.S. Embassy has long supported Uruguay's health sector, either by facilitating donations by private groups and NGOs such as Physicians for Peace, or organizing donations from the stock of humanitarian supplies made available by the U.S. Department of Defense.


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