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15 Nov 2011 description

A word from the chair

Partnerships form the big picture

Millions of people have been touched by the work that Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) has done in developing nations all over the world in the last twenty years.
Behind the numbers that mark the breadth and the length of this mission to date, are the stories of those whose lives have been eased of the needless suffering by preventable and treatable conditions, and the many partner organizations that ensure those outcomes.

16 Mar 2010 description

The only vaccines available at a clinic in Cité-Soleil, the poorest neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, are the tetanus vaccines donated by GlaxoSmithKline through Health Partners International of Canada.

"The staff is very happy to have the vaccines," says Joyce Chiles, Medical Team Coordinator for Samaritan's Purse International Relief, an on-the-ground partner of HPIC. "There is so much debris and rubble that tetanus is a big concern. These vaccines are certainly saving lives."

Five-thousand doses of vaccine were airlifted Feb.

03 Feb 2010 description

Jan. 13: The pharmaceutical industry is asked to provide medicine for 100 Physician Travel Packs and several larger shipments of medicine - the response is rapid and generous

Jan 18: Two Canadian Medical Assistance Teams have set up an inflatable hospital in Port au Prince and are treating patients with Physician Travel Packs

Jan. 19: A large shipment of medicine from HPIC, including antibiotics and oral rehydration, leaves with UNICEF for their work in Haiti


25 Jan 2010 description

MONTREAL (January 25, 2010) - The first major shipment of medical aid from Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) arrived at Port-au-Prince Airport accompanied by HPIC President Glen Shepherd on Jan. 23.

"We are grateful to Air Canada for providing free cargo and transportation," Shepherd says. "I was so impressed by the Air Canada crew and staff, all of whom volunteered their time to take down these essential medicines and supplies and to bring back orphans and evacuees.

19 Jan 2010 description

TORONTO and MONTREAL (Jan. 19, 2010) - The Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) a Canadian-based grassroots disaster relief organization made up of volunteer medical professionals, has set up an inflatable field hospital in Haiti's devastated Leogane region. Patients with fractures and wounds are being treated with Physician Travel Packs (PTPs), containing medicines donated by Canada's pharmaceutical industry through Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC).

"The situation on the ground is difficult," says Glen Shepherd, President of HPIC.

15 Jan 2010 description

Montreal, QC (January 15, 2010) - Health Partners International of Canada has partners on the ground in Haiti, providing medical care to the victims of the humanitarian catastrophe that is wreaking havoc on the battered country.

Canadian healthcare professionals on medical missions will be joined by more teams leaving in the next few days and weeks as the situation permits.