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To support ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan after record flooding there, Direct Relief is delivering this week more than $762,000 in medical material aid to Bethania Hospital in Sialkot and has recently facilitated in-country deliveries of $49,000 in requested products from Abbott.
Bethania Hospital, in addition to their ongoing work at their base hospital facility, is also actively engaged in the flood response and aid efforts. It is = operating a medical mobile unit and providing medicines, lab tests, and examinations to people who have been displaced and affected by floods.
As part of the ongoing emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan that has displaced millions of people, Direct Relief International is sending almost $1.25 million (wholesale) in medical aid to Murshid Hospital in Sindh.
Direct Relief International is delivering $190,000 (wholesale) in medical aid this week to American Refugee Committee (ARC) in Pakistan to support relief efforts. With extensive flooding affecting over one third of the country, ARC has been staging basic health units in flood areas, including Swat, Balochistan, and Nasserabad provinces.
Direct Relief International is airlifting $335,000 in medical material aid to Pakistan to help people affected by the ongoing extensive flooding there. Marie Stopes Society in Pakistan will receive the materials, which it will use to equip its medical outreach camps in 35 affected districts.
With an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan affected by record flooding, waterborne diseases among the displaced are a significant health concern.
Products to treat waterborne illnesses needed urgently
Direct Relief International is expediting the in-country delivery of urgently needed medical supplies to organizations supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan.
Direct Relief International is sending an initial shipment of more than $335,000 (wholesale) in medical aid to support the emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan. Marie Stopes Society Pakistan (MSSP), a longtime partner, will receive the shipment to equip medical camps in each of the 22 districts that have been affected.
The delivery includes antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medical supplies-items that have been carefully tailored to suit the needs of patients who have been affected by flooding. Waterborne diseases are the greatest concern.
Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)-Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan.
Waterborne Diseases a Primary Health Concern for the Displaced
Santa Barbara, CA, (August 4, 2010)-Direct Relief International is coordinating response efforts with partners in Pakistan to help the millions of people displaced by extreme flooding throughout the country. Partners are echoing news reports that the northwestern region has been hit particularly hard, destroying bridges and cutting off villages that are each home to tens of thousands of people.
"It's a horrible situation," reports Dr.