I’m Laura, Program Manager for Envizi’s product development. I work with the business to develop Envizi’s product roadmap and then manage the delivery of that program of work. Outside of work my passion is for promoting a healthier planet and healthier communities through MedEarth , a charity I co-founded.
MedEarth recovers usable medical equipment and supplies from the health care industry that would otherwise be destined for landfill and redistributes it, through a network of partners, to communities in desperate need of such medical items.
MedEarth builds relationships with key hospital staff and administrators to get valuable equipment donated. Once in the warehouse, the items are sorted, inspected by medical specialist volunteers and then lodged into inventory. MedEarth then fulfils the wish lists of hospitals in developing countries that have limited basic health care resources. In the last few months alone MedEarth has filled a 40 foot and a 20 foot container with much needed items such as anaesthetic machines, x-ray machine, ventilators, operating tables, beds, surgical instruments and equipment disposables which were shipped to the Solomon Islands.
To enable MedEarth to amplify the positive impact they bring to disadvantaged communities, and the benefits they offer to the environment, the charity recently partnered with Trails for Change (T4C), an unique 3 day 100km trail challenge through the Great Ocean Road. The event was a huge success, very professionally run and the participants were exhilarated by the experience. T4C supporting MedEarth will be held again in 2017 with details being published early in the new year. So if you’re looking for a challenge to help you get back into shape in 2017, put Trails for Change T4C in your diary. If trail running is not of interest, but you would like to support MedEarth, there is still an opportunity to make a difference in 2016 by making a donation. Thank you!