Dakar: Solidarity Dakar reaches out to Nouakchott

NOUAKCHOTT RECEIVES THE HELP OF THE SOLIDARITY DAKAR The Children's' Surgical Hospital of the Mauritanian capital was visited by the Solidarity Dakar yesterday and today will be the turn of the general Hospital The Solidarity Dakar Foundation...

NOUAKCHOTT RECEIVES THE HELP OF THE SOLIDARITY DAKAR

The Children's' Surgical Hospital of the Mauritanian capital was visited by the Solidarity Dakar yesterday and today will be the turn of the general Hospital

The Solidarity Dakar Foundation continues with its humanitarian mission and after covering more than 600 kms on tracks, seas of dunes and dry riverbeds, the caravan of the Lisbon Dakar Rally arrived yesterday in Nouakchott. Assistance car number 693 of the KTM Repsol team arrived at noon in the Mauritanian capital, carrying the architect and executor of the project, Doctor Xavier Mir. Time was short and they quickly got down to work, in order to organise the 14 tons of material that had arrived the night before from Marseille by plane.

Without being able to count on race truck number 515, with Juvanteny, Criado and Roman at the wheel, due to a mechanical problem, the logistics had to be centred on assistance truck number 814, which had been specifically rented by the Foundation. Once the truck had been loaded with an ultrasound scanner, two anaesthesia devices, medication for one year and two pallets of perishable material, the solidarity caravan went to the Children's' Surgical Hospital of Nouakchott, a small Spanish children's hospital with eight rooms that, although it hasn't been officially inaugurated yet, has already carried out the first kidney transplant and harelip interventions, among others. The delivery of the material was a big party and new actions have been planned for next year.

After getting back to the camp site to reload the trucks with medicines and material, the General Hospital of Nouakchott will be visited today by the members of the Solidarity Dakar Foundation, led by Doctor Xavier Mir.

As Doctor Xavier Mir explained, "the trip has been very hard, but we haven't had any more problems than the mechanical problem of Juvanteny's truck. We had to move the load from one truck to the other and finished really late. We loaded more material yesterday and took it as expected to the Children's' Surgical Hospital in Nouakchott. It is always hard, but it is even harder when the sick are children. I'm very tired and I'm starting to look forward to the end, but the excitement of the doctors and the rest of the people when they receive the material we bring fills us with energy to move on and try to make this project become an even bigger one. I want to say thank you again to all those who made it possible."

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