Member of Parliament Francis Scarpaleggia congratulated HPIC on our 25th anniversary in the House of Commons. Here is the official transcript of his Member’s Statement, delivered on Friday, February 6, 2015.
Health Partners International
Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Health Partners International of Canada, an NGO headquartered in the West Island of Montreal, on 25 years of delivering essential medicines and medical supplies to vulnerable communities, particularly those in the developing world. Since 1990, it has remarkably delivered over 20 million treatments to such communities.
Health Partners collects medicines and supplies that are donated by medical suppliers, including both research-based and generic pharmaceutical companies, and creates physician travel packs, including mother-child health kits, which are then given to physicians and other volunteers travelling to areas of need abroad.
In Canada and other developed countries, we are fortunate to be able to readily access medicines, including painkillers, which we might need one day.
Thanks to its extraordinary vision and its ability to form partnerships, HPIC helps alleviate the pain of a great many people in our global village.