HPIC has crossed another milestone. Dr. Tony Tom of Vancouver carried the 4,000th Physician Travel Pack of HPIC’s history on a medical mission to Guatemala this summer.
Each PTP contains enough basic medicine and medical supplies – generously donated by Canadian health-care companies – to treat hundreds of people.
Dr. Tom says, “Many of these children and their families do not have any medical care. Through these free clinics, using the medications so generously provided by HPIC, we were able to meet some of their health needs and show the people that we care.”
HPIC expects to provide some 200 more PTPs to doctors and humanitarians travelling overseas by the end of the year.