Emergency Appeal: Health Crises Around the World

The summer of 2014 is a season of crisis around the world. Our newscasts and news feeds are full of desperate situations and humanitarian emergencies.

“HPIC and our partners have been on the frontlines helping respond to the major health threats that come as a result of conflict and poverty,” said Glen Shepherd, President of HPIC.

With your support, HPIC is sending essential medicines and supplies to help vulnerable communities through our partners in Africa, Gaza and Iraq, who are responding to the Ebola outbreak, the conflict in the Middle East, and the Iraqi and Syrian refugee crisis.

HPIC is currently building shipments for health workers fighting the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea, and for hospitals and clinics in Gaza.
In addition, HPIC is working through connections on the ground in Iraq to find ways to respond to the rapidly increasing numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country and Syrian refugees.

“Our partners in Northern Iraq are overwhelmed with the plight of Christian and Yazidi IDPs who have fled from their home with little or no possessions. We are actively seeking ways to send medicines to aid them in their efforts,” said Maryanne Mutch, Executive Director of Programs at HPIC.

“The needs are great, the health threats are serious, but we can make a difference with timely deliveries of medicine and supplies that bring health and hope,” said Glen Shepherd. “For example, patients living with Ebola who receive early access to care and treatment have a more than 50 per cent chance of surviving and being welcomed back into the community, back to life.”

Every $1 donated to HPIC will provide at least $10 of essential medicine and supplies. Please give to our Emergency Response Fund today.