MAP International Rushes Medicine & Disaster Relief Supplies to Haiti
MAP International, a Christian health and relief organization, is responding to the devastation in Haiti. The organization is delivering urgently needed medicines and emergency supplies to those caught in the destruction of Hurricane Matthew.
MAP International has sent a container to Haiti including an Interagency Emergency Health Kit that has essential medicines and medical supplies. One kit can treat common diseases for up to 10,000 people for 90 days and is designed to provide healthcare coverage when health systems are disrupted. The organization is also preparing shipments with antibiotics, oral rehydration salts, first-aid kits and other disaster supplies to be rushed to Haiti in the coming days. Pre-positioned provisions include 25 medical mission packs, containing 300 treatments each of prescription medicines, to alleviate the immediate impact of injuries and disease.
"The MAP International team has been carefully monitoring Hurricane Matthew, and when we saw that it was going to reach Haiti, we quickly worked with our partners on the ground to provide immediate assistance," said Kipp Branch, senior partnership development officer for MAP International. "We will continue to provide life-saving medicine and relief supplies to those who are impacted by the devastation in Haiti and elsewhere."
MAP International is working with several partner agencies in Haiti to provide critically needed medicines, water filters and other emergency supplies. The organization has responded to natural disasters worldwide for more than 60 years with vital medicines and relief supplies.
Those interested in partnering with MAP International can visit Map.org/hurricane-matthew to donate; each dollar provides $60 worth of medical supplies.
Photos of the pallets of medical supplies are available upon request as well as b-roll showing the packing of the shipping container for Haiti.
About MAP International
MAP International is a Christian organization that provides life-saving medicines to people living in poverty. Recognized for its 99 percent-efficiency rating by Charity Navigator, MAP International provides essential medicines that prevent diseases and promote health to 10 million people each year, creating hope that gives people the opportunity to live life to the fullest. Since 1954, the organization has provided over $5 billion in medicines and medical supplies. For more information, visit MAP.org.