Essential Health Packs (EHPs)

Access to essential medicines can be a vital lifeline for communities in remote, hard-to-reach areas, or for people coping in the wake of a disaster. EHPs help us reach those most in need.

What is an Essential Health Pack?

Each EHP comprises 2 boxes packed with 800 treatments of essential medicines to help treat patients in any setting. Packs contain a range of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, donated by pharmaceutical manufacturers, to support critical primary healthcare.

Each EHP is a mobile pharmacy

Compact, durable and portable, and easy to transport to remote and rural areas. They can even be carried onto a commercial airline as part of an individual’s checked luggage.


Healthcare wherever it’s needed

EHPs have been used in a variety of settings, including field clinics, government hospitals, refugee camps, primary healthcare projects and in response to humanitarian crises.

Patient safety guaranteed

As our EHP medicines never leave the supply chain or a regulated environment, we can guarantee they are safe, reliable and trustworthy - with over 12 months dating when packed.

EHP contents

Click here for a sample list of the Essential Health Pack's contents.

  • Antibiotics
  • Analgesics
  • Antifungals and antiparasitics
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Water purification tablets

Stories of the lives changed around the world

Read more about how Essential Health Packs are helping to deliver healthcare to vulnerable communities and families around the globe.

Our principles

We are committed to upholding the principles and guidelines of ethical, sustainable, and impactful short-term global health engagements and are co-signatories of the Brocher Declaration.