Just back from Bangladesh, Noor Nizam described to Health Partners International of Canada the dire situation of the Rohingya refugees who live in camps in Cox’s Bazaar.
“These 900,000 people are living in totally unacceptable conditions,” he related to HPIC in a telephone interview. “It is monsoon season now and there is mud and water everywhere. They have no drinking water and no food and their shelters will not stand the wrath of the monsoon. The world has turned its back on them.”
Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) brings together a diverse array of partners to pursue our mission of increasing access to medicine for the most vulnerable people in the world. We work with healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in the private sector, volunteers, medical professionals and health institutions, Canadian and international humanitarian organizations, community based groups, service clubs and faith-based organizations. We would like to introduce you to one of our project implementation partners: WOW (Working for Orphans and Widows).
Healthcare practitioners in Syria have the capacity to save lives in one of the worst conflicts afflicting the world today thanks to a provision of medical relief from Health Partners International of Canada. Program partner Global Medic reported to HPIC about the distribution of 100 Humanitarian Medical Kits earlier this year. This was enough donated medicine to treat an estimated 25,000 Syrian kids and adults.
Posted December 12th, 2016 by Christina Parsons
How does your doctor get to the clinic in the morning?
A safe bet would be to say a car. Perhaps a bicycle for the health conscious doctor or public transit for the urban doctor.
In Haiti this past November, a mobile medical team from B.C. with Heart to Heart Haiti used 22 motorcycles and four donkeys to get to their patients.
Now that paints a picture of how hard it is to access medicine for some rural populations.
MONTREAL (Nov. 14, 2016) – 16 skids of medicine and 2.8 million water purification tablets leave for Haiti tomorrow Nov. 15. Air Transat offered an airplane to Food For The Poor Canada (FFPC) to fill with emergency supplies. FFPC worked with Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) to procure medicines to treat cholera and other diseases. HPIC mobilized Canada’s pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, which responded with enough medicine to treat 50,000 people.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES NOV. 15-16: