To save lives, and improve healthcare and treatment for all disease, International Health Partners believe it’s vital that disaster-hit and vulnerable people can get access to medicine and health supplies.
We partner with healthcare companies and aid agencies to address global health challenges.
Essential Health Packs at the heart of our work. Each pack is filled with 800 courses of basic medicines, and a pack can be used as a mobile pharmacy to support the delivery of critical primary healthcare in any setting.
Volunteer carriers — including doctors, medical students and church groups — carry our packs and make them available to communities where the need is great.
Dr Eddie McCall helps to organise the Rotary group known as the Yellowmen of Kadongdong, whose members often travel to West Pokot County in Kenya to volunteer medical and other services.
In September 2019, Eddie took two packs and used them to treat up to 1,250 people. Bronchodilators, analgesics, antibiotics and diabetes medication were given to those in need.
“In the mountains there is a great demand for the asthma medicines we provide, which would otherwise be in very short supply,” Eddie told us. “Each year, the demand increases.”
Trained professionals, doctors, pharmacists, logisticians, nurses, drivers, administrators form the backbone of our staff around the world who work on a voluntary basis.”
Early in 2019, newly qualified medic Carla-Marie Grubb arranged for the delivery of a pack to Kasangati in Uganda, where she witnessed the need to provide reliable medical treatment where basic resources and medicines were lacking.
“I hope [it] enables the staff I met to continue to provide essential services for their community,” said Carla. “On another trip, I would take as many packs as I could physically carry!”
We also send packs when disaster strikes. In 2019 packs went to Venezuela, the DRC (ebola), the Bahamas (Hurricane Dorian) and Mozambique/Malawi (Cyclone Idai).
We also sent 4 packs to support Humanity First’s lifesaving work in Guinea-Bissau, in the midst of their 2019 political crisis.
“Trained professionals, doctors, pharmacists, logisticians, nurses, drivers, administrators form the backbone of our staff around the world who work on a voluntary basis.” said Aziz Hafiz of Humanity First.
“They each go beyond the call of duty and provide…a dedicated professional resource that [reaches] beneficiaries in remote inaccessible areas.”
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