Grenada: Direct Relief's programme activities update Jun 2006

Recipient: Food For the Poor
Shipment Number: 5213
Shipment Date: 6/30/2006
Value: $165,557

Grenada is an island of approximately 90,000 people that lies in the Caribbean just off the northern coast of Venezuela. Food for the Poor, a US-based organization, works in Grenada distributing hygiene items to the elderly, books to schools and medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to hospitals. They work closely with the Ministry of Health to determine local needs to ensure their medical donations are appropriate for the small island nation. After Hurricane Ivan in 2004, 85 percent of all physical structures were either damaged or completely destroyed. As a priority, the two largest hospitals in Grenada underwent necessary repairs in order to continue to function.

Direct Relief partners with Food for the Poor to provide medical material resources to Grenada for distribution to hospitals and clinics throughout the country. This recent donation contained cough suppressants, children's antibiotics, anti-diarrheals and personal hygiene products.