Quick International Once Again Delivers Breast Milk to HIV/AIDS-Stricken Babies in South Africa

Jul 19, 2012 by  Dominique Bischoff-Brown

In our support for the International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier in conjunction with Prolacta Bioscience delivered 11,000 ounces (2,750 bottles) of donor breast milk to South Africa this past week. The shipment was sent from Monrovia, California, to be split between Durban and Cape Town. The milk will be used to feed premature, sick and orphaned infants. 

Once there, the Cape Town-based non-profit, Milk Matters, distributed the donor breast milk to over 23 major hospitals in the province. Breast milk delivery is crucial in these areas because one-third of the people in South African towns are HIV positive which makes recruiting healthy local milk donors very difficult. In the developing world, breast-feeding and breast milk feeding are key interventions to promote child health and survival.

Quick International Courier, donated the logistics planning and cold chain shipping services to provide safe and secure delivery of the milk from  California to South Africa. Quick designed an end-to-end solution to ensure that the milk stayed in-temperature throughout transit to maintain its nutritional value.

International Breast Milk Project helps new Moms in the U.S. join the fight against poverty and disease by providing an avenue to donate breast milk to infants in South Africa and around the world. The donor milk is unquestionably lifesaving for many of the tiny, premature babies who receive it. Because so many babies have been abandoned, orphaned or have moms that are too sick or malnourished to breastfeed, there is a significant gap in the current supply of available local milk. You can help by donating milk, making a donation or spreading the word about the project.

For full information, please visit http://www.breastmilkproject.org/


About Dominique Bischoff-Brown
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Dominique Bischoff-Brown is the Chief Executive Officer for the Quick Group of Companies around the world. Dominique has been instrumental in the success of the Quick Group, setting strategy and direction, ensuring continued financial... Read more.
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