Additional $761,000 of Medicines and Supplies Sent to Philippines
The donated items include surgical masks, generators, antibiotics, sutures and latex gloves.
Posted: December 13, 2013
Today Project HOPE is sending an additional $761,000 of medicines and medical supplies to the Philippines to help the country with its medical needs following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. All of the medicines and supplies being shipped were directly requested by health authorities in the Philippines. The donated items include surgical masks, generators, antibiotics, sutures and latex gloves. This latest shipment brings the total amount of medicines and supplies donated and sent by Project HOPE to the Philippines to $2.3 million. Project HOPE has monitoring and logistics staff on the ground in the Philippines to receive the shipment and ensure the materials reach their intended destinations.
Meanwhile Project HOPE’s 23 volunteer health professionals on the ground at two sites in the Philippines are assisting local health professionals with primary care, prenatal care and counseling for traumatized individuals affected by the typhoon. They are also helping to repair damaged infrastructure at hospitals and clinics and providing training to local health professionals.