In July of 2019, PLH Medical Ltd was involved in the latest Orangutan Veterinary Aid (OVAID) cargo of veterinary equipment and medicines that had been sent out to Indonesia. PLH Medical Ltd has always celebrated the importance of working collaboratively and proactively with a number of charities and the Orangutan Veterinary Aid is no exception.
With the assistance of J.A.K. Marketing, PLH Medical Ltd was able to donate lead aprons to the orangutan vet teams who are situated in Indonesia. Lead aprons are a fundamental necessity required to shield volunteers and staff from radiation when using x-ray machines. Staff at OVAID were in need of new protective equipment to allow them to use their equipment safely. The existing sets of aprons owned by the charity were old and starting to degrade; making them potentially unsafe to use.
What is the OVAID?
Formed in 2014, Orangutan Veterinary Aid is a zero salary, voluntary run charity dedicated to providing veterinary equipment, medicines and practical veterinary presence and assistance to rescue groups and centres in Indonesia and Malaysia.
The charity actively assists veterinarians working in the field or Orangutan conservation through up-skilling, training programmes, and the OVAID Bronwyn Watson Scholarship. The charity also considers it vital to spread awareness of the negative effects of deforestation for the Orangutan, countless other wildlife species and human populations.