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Haiti: Medical Donations Urgently Needed!

By IHP, Oct 7 2016 01:02PM

International Health Partners (IHP) is urgently calling on its supporters to donate medicines and healthcare supplies, and provide financial support as soon as possible to assist survivors of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.


“We are extremely grateful to our donors for their ongoing support over the years and are now calling on them to help meet this huge need,” says Adele Paterson, IHP’s Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships.


“Our partners on the ground urgently need essential medicines including antibiotics, analgesics and oral rehydration salts. We would also like to hear about other relevant products that donors might have available at this time,” continues Paterson. “Supporting companies that aren’t able to provide medical support at this time may like to consider making a financial donation to ensure that the medicines reach their destination.”


IHP is seeking to provide Emergency Health Kits and supplies to partners as they assist devastated communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Our partners on the ground in Haiti and the Caribbean include International Medical Corps (IMC), Food For The Poor and MedAir.


So far over 300 people have been killed, at least 15,000 people are known to have been displaced and 350,000 people are in need of assistance. Haiti has still not recovered from the 2010 earthquake, with many communities living in tents and less than half the population have access to clean water. The latest assault on the island has caused significant flooding and is highly likely to exacerbate pre-existing epidemics such as cholera, dengue fever.


As with all disasters, needs change on a daily basis. IHP anticipates a second stage of response when assessments are complete and there is more information about specific medical needs beyond the immediate disaster response. Any donated items not used in the appeal will contribute to IHP’s wider medical aid work.


To make a donation click here: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/5523#/DonationDetails


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For more information about how you can help, please contact Adele Paterson at IHP.

Mobile: +44 7833 256949 or email: a.paterson@ihpuk.org


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Mobile: +44 7802501 698 or email: s.jones@ihpuk.org



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