According to the WHO, over 170,000 cases of
cholera were reported worldwide in 2015. It is
life threatening, with babies and children being the most vulnerable. But cholera is
easily treatable with the right supplies at the right time. The Direct Relief Cholera
Kit follows WHO guidelines and contains the supplies needed to treat 100 cholera
Each kit contains more than 50 items needed to care for people with cholera. A severe case of cholera can become deadly within hours, but with access to safe drinking water and a few common medical supplies, such as oral rehydration salts and IV fluids, most people recover. The prepackaged kit contains the necessary supplies to treat 100 cholera patients. The kit costs $5,500, or $55 per patient.
Direct Relief is responding to a series of devastating fires burning across its home state of California, providing healthcare agencies and emergency responders in wildfire-affected communities with N-95 masks, medicine and other needed items.