To expedite aid for people affected by flooding in Pakistan, longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott is donating critically needed nutritional products directly from its facilities in Pakistan. Abbott products Pedialyte and Ensure are being delivered direct to Direct Relief’s partner, Murshid Hospital, in Karachi, which is caring for flood-affected populations.
The urgent consignment will provide 1,000 bottles of Pedialyte oral rehydration solution for children and 300 cans of Ensure nutritional product to help sustain people who are malnourished and displaced from their homes. Flooding in Pakistan has destroyed food supplies and increased the threat of waterborne diseases, including those that cause diarrhea. Such conditions can lead to dehydration, which can quickly become fatal in children.
A signature supporter of Direct Relief’s emergency response efforts (in additional to other programs), Abbott responded generously to needs during floods in Pakistan last year as well. Abbott has consistently collaborated in innovative ways with Direct Relief to deliver urgently needed aid.