Global Medical Brigades equipped with PTPs

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Canadian students going on medical missions with Global Medical Brigades will now be able to carry HPIC’s Physician Travel Pack to complement their Global Brigade Box.

“We are thrilled to be working with Global Medical Brigades in this partnership,” said Claudia Sighomnou, Director of HPIC’s Physician Travel Pack program. “We believe that students will be better equipped for their medical missions. In addition, donors will receive a charitable tax receipt for PTP contributions.”

Global Brigades is the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Since 2004, Global Brigades has mobilized tens of thousands of university students and professionals through skill-based programs that work in partnership with community members to improve quality of life in under resourced regions while respecting local culture.

The mission of Global Medical Brigades is to provide comprehensive health services in rural communities with limited access to healthcare by having volunteers work alongside local licensed medical professionals. Their current focus is Ghana, Honduras, Nicaragua

and Panama.  There are several chapters of Global Medical Brigades at campuses across Canada.

The Physician Travel Pack, or PTP, is a standard assortment of essential medicines and medical supplies that can provide up to 600 treatments. Canadian pharmaceutical and healthcare companies donate the contents according to the World Health Organization Guidelines for Medicine Donations.

Each PTP is valued at around $5,000. HPIC requests a contribution fee of $575 per PTP to help partially cover the costs of running this program.

For a limited time and with help from a donor, HPIC is encouraging first time partners to take a PTP by lowering the contribution fee from $575 to $475.

How do you get a Brigade Box/PTP if you are a member of Global Medical Brigades? Just go to the custom Global Medical Brigades PTP Application page: http://www.hpicanada.ca/forms/ptp-gb.php?tokenID=6hdjuij990d