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McCoy joins effort to recover medical supplies to improve healthcare for poor

NC GAZETTE / WBRT RADIO
STAFF REPORT

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 — State Rep. Chad McCoy will join other Kentucky attorneys from the Kentucky Justice Association (KJA) in a partnership with area physicians to improve the quality of medical care in impoverished countries through the Supplies Over Seas program.

STATE REP. CHAD MCCOY

Supplies Over Seas (SOS), a Louisville-based non-profit Medical Surplus Recovery Organization (MSRO) that recovers and redistributes surplus medical equipment to those less fortunate.

On Dec. 9, McCoy will help sort and pack supplies and equipment, which will then be shipped overseas to countries in desperate need of medical provisions.

SOS has saved more than 850 tons of medical supplies from the landfill to supply over 100 countries, including the United States, since its inception. The group was founded in 1993 by Dr. Norton Waterman along with members of the Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS).

“I am thrilled to be working with KJA and Supplies Over Seas to keep perfectly good medical supplies from going to waste, when there are so many areas around the world struggling to afford even the most basic necessities,” McCoy said. “Its estimated that, every year, more than 6 million children die before their fifth birthday because of inadequate medical care. It is critical we do whatever we can to ensure every child has a chance to grow up.”

McCoy represents the 50th District that takes in the entirety of Nelson County. McCoy serves on the House Health and Family Services Committee.

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