Dr. Ruth Mathieson was pleased to share the news that the Rotary Club of Belleville helped fund an ultrasound machine for the Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe.  Mr. Ray Richardson from the Rotary Club of Whitby led the project and his letter to Karanda supporters is included here along with a photo of the machine and a smiling Dr. Paul Thistle with a soon to be mom.
Dear Karanda supporters,
Just a short note to let you see Pic’s of the New Sonosite Ultrasound machine in action at the Karanda Mission hospital in the very capable hands of Dr Thistle.
Thank you for everyone’s support including the team at Fuji Film who provided the special pricing, product advice and follow up  to assist with purchases of equipment like this  for sites in the developing world where there is a shortage of quality equipment. The Rotary Clubs who helped with funding  – RC of Belleville,  RC Eglinton, RC Peterborough-Kawartha in conjunction with our own  RC of Whitby. Please pass on out thanks to your club members. As well our own Whitby Rotary Team members were able to test the machine prior to shipping – Thank you Simon and Christine Kariuki. Finally thank you to the “Canadian volunteer/resident” who hand delivered the machine, coordinated by James Thistle here in Toronto.  As there are many challenges with shipping to Zimbabwe, the Team effort made it all happen successfully.
Again Thank You to all involved and know you will be making a difference to the patients in Zimbabwe.
Ray Richardson
Dir International
Rotary Club of Whitby