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Centering MedShare’s Humanitarian Role During an International Crisis

By Jason Chernock, Director of Programs and Partnerships On October 7th, in the early morning hours, Israel suffered a devastating terrorist attack at the hands of armed Hamas militants. Hamas launched thousands of rockets toward Israel and breached through the perimeter fence of Gaza at multiple locations. Members of Hamas entered Israeli towns, communities, and […]

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MedShare Disaster Preparedness & Response

By Charles Redding, CEO & President In 2021, the Emergency Event Database (EM-DAT) recorded 432 disastrous events related to natural hazards worldwide. Overall, these accounted for 10,492 deaths, affected 101.8 million people, and caused approximately $252.1 billion in economic losses. Asia was the most severely impacted continent, suffering 40% of all disaster events and accounting […]

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Update on MedShare’s Response in Ukraine

By Charles Redding, CEO & President It has been nearly 6 months now since MedShare initiated its disaster relief protocol on February 24, 2022, to provide critical, life-saving medical supplies and equipment to those impacted by the crisis in Ukraine. To date MedShare has provided over $2 million in humanitarian aid to countless individuals and […]

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MedShare Disaster Relief – Partnering to Provide Oxygen to Combat COVID-19 in India

By Charles Redding, CEO & President This past spring the country of India underwent a massive surge in COVID cases, almost exclusively as a result of the rapid spread of the Delta variant.  The numbers spiked to more than 400,000 daily cases this past spring and experts estimated that the true figure could be more […]

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MedShare Disaster Relief – Support for Haiti Continues

By Charles Redding, CEO & President On August 14, 2021, a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck western Haiti causing over 1400 casualties, 6900 injuries and widespread disaster. MedShare, along with other humanitarian aid organizations, are actively responding to this disaster to once again provide critical medical aid to victims and health workers. When natural disasters […]

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Innovative collaboration with MedShare provides Disney cloth face coverings for kids in underserved communities

By Errika Moore, senior program officer, prosperous people, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta For the past few months the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has worked directly with multiple school districts to understand the changing needs of students and teachers in real time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our diverse 26 districts across the region are […]

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MedShare Disaster Relief – Not if, but when…

By Charles Redding Who can forget the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010? With approximately 3 million people affected, this was the most devastating natural disaster ever experienced in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Roughly 250,000 lives were lost, and 300,000 people were injured. About 1.5 million individuals […]

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MedShare Disaster Relief – Hurricane Dorian

By Charles Redding When natural disasters strike vulnerable areas around the world, MedShare is poised to respond quickly and effectively. We are in a unique position to equip first responders in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and partner with local institutions and government agencies to support long-term recovery and rebuild capacity. Many areas […]

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MedShare names Charles Redding new CEO; replacing Meredith Rentz

By Maria Saporta

MedShare, a humanitarian aid organization that recycles and distributes medical supplies around the world, has a new CEO and president – Charles Redding.

Redding has been serving as chief operating officer of the organization since 2012. His new role is effective immediately.

He succeeds Meridith Rentz, who served as the organization’s president and CEO for the past three years. “Meridith resigned in early April to spend more time with her family,” MedShare spokeswoman Andrea Berry said in an email.

Posted inATL Business Chronicle

Column: Health nonprofit MedShare getting new CEO

By Maria Saporta
Friday, August 19, 2011

MedShare, one of Atlanta’s nonprofit gems in the field of global health, hopes to become a model of how an organization can transition from an entrepreneurial founder to a management-savvy CEO.

A.B. Short, a serial nonprofit entrepreneur, co-founded MedShare in 1998. About a year ago, he decided it would be best to hand the reins to someone who could lead the organization in its next phase.

“I have seen more than once when a founder stayed too long and lost their vision,” Short said. “I wanted to leave while I was very successful and while I was still loved.”

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Supporting Sustainable Pediatric Heart Care in Latin America

By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President Worldwide, over a million children are born with congenital heart disease every year. Millions more are affected by rheumatic heart disease, which is a disease that results from damage to heart valves caused by one or several episodes of rheumatic fever. While most heart defects can now be […]

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Biomedical Equipment Donations Combined with Training Critical to Longterm Sustainability

By Charles Redding, CEO & President Medical equipment is essential for safe and effective prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. It is vital for healthcare facilities to have functioning medical equipment that is safe, dependable, and available for diagnostic procedures, therapy, treatment, and monitoring of patients. However, there continues to be a significant gap in the […]

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A new vision for Atlanta

By Guest Columnist DR. LOUIS SULLIVAN, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and president emeritus of the Morehouse School of Medicine. If you have visited the Atlanta BeltLine, you have seen firsthand a wonderful example of the impact of creating and implementing a vision. What began as a senior design project by an […]

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Bringing State-of-the-Art Health Care to the Dominican Republic

By Charles Redding, MedShare CEO & President April 27, 2023, is World Health Day and the 75th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, many countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable populations so everyone, everywhere could attain […]

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Turkey/Syria Earthquake Response Continues

By Charles Redding On February 6, at 4:17am, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria. This is the region’s most powerful earthquake recorded since 1939, with at least 78 aftershocks and a second 7.5 magnitude earthquake reported. In Syria, the earthquake affected a region where 4.1 million people were already dependent on […]