Committed to improving health for underserved populations worldwide, the Medtronic Foundation is partnering with Direct Relief on COVID-19 emergency response efforts. Together, the two organizations are working to ensure the capacity and support of health facilities, along with the safety and well-being of frontline health workers.
Providing Access to Care for Underserved Populations
Investing in health workers is a central focus for the Medtronic Foundation. Their support to Direct Relief includes supplying personal protective equipment to health workers, critical medical supplies, and mental health support. It also includes procurement and distribution of medications for chronic care patients to ensure continuity of care amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Medtronic Foundation and Direct Relief are quickly mobilizing to meet urgent needs across medical facilities, with a shared vision of supplying essential resources to provide quality healthcare services to people in need.