Medaid4kids is a non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, cross-community and cross border organisation founded in the early 1990’s that specialises in donating basic hygiene products to orphanages including; toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, washing powder, sanitary wear, baby’s nappies etc. More recently we have begun a Computer Purchase Scheme whereby we supply computers to orphanages in Transdniestria. We also supply medical equipment and supplies to hospitals internationally. Aid is provided regardless of colour, creed or nationality.
Transdniestria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (PMR) and also called Transdniestria, or Pridnestrovie, is a landlocked self-proclaimed state situated between the River Dniester and the border with Ukraine, recognised only by three other non-United Nations (UN) states: Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia. The region is considered by the UN to be part of Moldova. The PMR controls a narrow strip of territory to the east of the River Dniester, and also the city of Bender and its surrounding localities on the west bank, in the historical region of Bessarabia.
Unrecognised by any United Nations member state, Transdniestria is designated by the Republic of Moldova as the Transdniestria autonomous territorial unit with special legal status.
After the dissolution of the USSR, tensions between Moldova and the breakaway Transdniestria territory escalated into a military conflict that started in March 1992 and was concluded by a ceasefire in July of the same year. As part of that agreement, a three-party (Russia, Moldova, Transnistria) Joint Control Commission supervises the security arrangements in the demilitarised zone, comprising twenty localities on both sides of the river. Although the ceasefire has held, the territory's political status remains unresolved: Transdniestria is an unrecognised but de facto independent presidential republic with its own government, parliament, military, police, postal system, currency and license plates. Its authorities have adopted a constitution, flag, national anthem, and coat of arms. It is the only country still using the hammer and sickle on its flag.
After a 2005 agreement between Moldova and Ukraine, all Transnistria companies that seek to export goods through the Ukrainian border must be registered with the Moldovan authorities. This agreement was implemented after the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) took force in 2005. Most Transnistrians also have Moldovan citizenship, but many Transnistrians also have Russian and Ukrainian citizenship. The largest ethnic group is Moldovans (32.1%), who historically had a higher share of the population, up to 49.4% in 1926.
Transdniestria, Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia are post-Soviet "frozen conflict" zones. These four partially recognised states maintain friendly relations with each other and form the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations.
MedAid4kids specialises in recycling and reusing medical equipment that becomes obsolete or surplus to requirements in hospitals in both Southern and Northern Ireland. Historically medical equipment would be destroyed and dumped as new replacement equipment arrived in hospitals.
Medaid4kids established a programme where by medical equipment is no longer destroyed when its use in our hospitals has elapsed. All equipment is stored, assessed and where suitable shipped to countries where it becomes state of the art life saving equipment relative to the countries equipment and supply level.
Equipment ranges from life support machines, incubators, ECG monitors, wheelchairs,and practically every conceivable medical device.