Commitment to Action

Emergency Airlift of Medical Aid for Haiti Hurricane Relief

Commitment by

Americares Foundation, Inc., Save the Children, Abbott Fund, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Johnson & Johnson

AmeriCares and its partners commit to helping doctors and nurses care for hurricane survivors by supplying an emergency stock of medicines and medical supplies to hospitals, clinics and mobile medical teams. The medical relief will include 236,158 courses of treatment for acute and chronic conditions, including antibiotics, analgesics, multivitamins, and oral rehydration solutions. In addition, the shipment will contain 2,900 syringes as well as other medical supplies and hygiene items including sutures, toothbrushes, hygiene kits, and antiseptic solutions.
AmeriCares commits to cover all financial costs associated with the airlift, which are expected to be $160,000 for transportation, related logistics and the procurement of medicines and supplies that were not donated. These funds came from AmeriCares Hurricane Relief Fund, which is supported by private donors.

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Commitment

Emergency Airlift of Medical Aid for Haiti Hurricane Relief

Launched

2008

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$2,860,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Americares Foundation, Inc., Save the Children, Abbott Fund, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Johnson & Johnson

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Republic of Haiti, Haitian Civilian Protection Unit, Centres pour le Developpment et la Sante