HPIC-Emergency Needs for Cyclone Idai
Cyclone Idai has triggered a “massive disaster” in southern Africa affecting hundreds of thousands if not millions of people, the UN says.
HPIC is currently communicating with partners in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to determine the health needs of populations affected by Cyclone Idai. Partners in Zimbabwe have already confirmed the need for medical relief in the rural areas. HPIC anticipates responding to this extensive humanitarian disaster as the needs by region emerge.
All three countries have been hit by heavy winds and rain causing widespread flooding.
The Red Cross has warned there could be an outbreak of waterborne diseases, including cholera, due to the expected contamination of the water supply and disruption of usual water treatment.
Your donation today is what is needed for us to deliver essential medicines and supplies urgently to the families devastated by this crisis.
Where Most Needed
Give to where most needed so HPIC can respond to the most pressing needs identified by our global network of partners. HPIC has the supply chain of donated medicines, a reputable network of implementing partners, and a needs-based approach. Help us move essential medicines and supplies to the most vulnerable.
Treat a community in need
When you are sick, injured or in pain, you need to see a doctor and you need medicine. A Humanitarian Medical Kit places life-saving medicines directly into the hands of a doctor. You can send mothers back to care for their children, workers back to work and children back to school.
Canadian volunteers hand-carry the kits to inner-city slums and remote rural communities, bringing care and healing to the most vulnerable communities in the world.
HPIC releases a kit to a Canadian volunteer for a minimum donation of $600 (plus flat shipping rate of $75). However, HPIC must fundraise another $600 must to cover the true costs. Your donation will move medicine to people in need and ensure this valuable support to Canadian humanitarians helping the poorest of the poor.
Health and hope does come in a kit. And you can deliver one with your donation to HPIC!
Emergency medical relief
Be part of our mission to deliver health and hope when emergencies strike in the developing world. HPIC has the partnerships, medicines and distribution channels to respond quickly and according to needs. You can help HPIC stand ready. Every $1 donated to HPIC delivers at least $10 of essential medicines.
Less than $1/day will support a community pharmacy
Your gift will ensure that healthcare providers can treat every sick child. Your gift will stock the whole pharmacy of a community clinic. With your support, hundreds of sick people will receive what they need to get better. Help bring health and healing to families living in poverty.
Just $300 annually will stock a clinic pharmacy
Doctors serving in vulnerable populations can only diagnose. But with your donation, a doctor will be able to diagnose and treat their patient with the medicine they need to get better.
A gift of $10 is multiplied to provide $100 of essential medicines
Critically needed surgical supplies
HEAL Africa’s hospital in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo specializes in orthopedic and fistula repair surgery and performs over 1,000 operations a year. HPIC provides a shipping container of critically needed surgical and medical supplies every year. HEAL Africa is repairing these women victims of war, mothers age 14 and up, and children who need reparative surgery to correct congenital deformities.
Suggested donation of $ 40
Medical relief for Syrian refugees
It is the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II. HPIC has been mobilizing essential medicines to meet the pressing medical needs of Syrians since the beginning of the conflict in 2011.
This relief project is ongoing and HPIC continues planning shipments and airlifts and equipping medical specialists.
You can help HPIC save lives and ease the suffering of people who have already suffered so much.
Donate your Aeroplan Miles to HPIC
You can donate your Aeroplan Miles to HPIC.
Your donation of miles will reduce HPIC’s travel budget allowing more resources to go to program delivery. Aeroplan Miles will be used to fly staff to HPIC projects and partners and to visit major program partners in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.
To donate your miles, visit the Aeroplan Beyond Miles website and select Health Partners International of Canada.
HPIC is committed to managing the resources entrusted to us in a transparent and responsible manner. Should HPIC receive funds in excess of the designated program needs, donations will be allocated to meet the needs in other programs.
Tax Receipts will be issued for all gifts over $10.