Hurricanes pose an annual threat to millions of people living in at-risk regions around the world. The best defense is smart preparation. Since 2007, Direct Relief has done just that by providing vulnerable partner health facilities with medicines and medical supplies to improve their ability to respond quickly.
In times of emergency, clinics and hospitals are often underequipped to handle the large influx of patients. The pre-positioning of supplies eliminates delivery delays and enables medical professionals to treat injured patients on-site when an emergency strikes.
The versatile materials in the packs – which include antibiotics, syringes, basic first aid supplies, and medications to treat conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and severe allergic reactions – can save lives during other types of emergencies, as demonstrated during the Haiti Cholera Outbreak in 2010.
Each U.S. –bound pack contains enough medicines and supplies to treat 100 patients for three to five days after a hurricane hits. The modules shipped internationally contain enough supplies to treat 5,000 people for a month following a disaster.
Join our preparedness efforts. $20 can ensure that one person has access to the medicines they need immediately after a disaster strikes. Click here to donate.
Fifty health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and 13 facilities internationally receive preparedness packs at the start of hurricane season, which officially begins June 1.
Our Participating Corporate Supporters:
Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Basic Medical Industries, Inc.
Baxter International, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Cares
Cera Products, Inc.
C.R. Bard Medical Division
Drip Drop, Inc.
Eli Lilly & Company
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Sanofi US Foundation for North America
Sappo Hill Soapworks