$1.74 million worth of Apotex medicine being airlifted to Ecuador

A significant mobilization of medical relief is arriving in Ecuador this week via Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) thanks to a major donation from Apotex.

“We are so thankful for this donation that matches the needs identified by Ecuador’s Ministry of Health perfectly,” says Denis St-Amour, President of HPIC. “We shared the needs list with Apotex and they invited HPIC to view their available inventory and make a selection. This is a wonderful donation that will really help the people of Ecuador. We are also grateful for some funding support to help cover shipping.”

In total, 14 skids worth $1.74 million consisting of a variety of Apotex medicines are being airlifted to HPIC’s partner in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The medicines donated include antibiotics (1.9 million tabs total), analgesics and inflammation/fever reducers (1.8 million tabs), anti-fungals, anti-hypertensives, medication for diabetes, anti-anxiety medication, eye drops, and antihistamines.

HPIC was able to move this medicine thanks to generous financial support from Initiative 360- Take it Global and Apotex.

“I would also like to thank Initiative 360 – Take it Global for the major critical funding provided to airlift the medicine donated by Apotex,” Denis said. “This medical shipment will help ensure that health workers have what they need to provide care to those who have already lost so much.”

Watch a video of the medicines being prepared for airlift