Apotex donations for Haiti arrive

Wes Robinson, Director of Emergency Relief at HPIC, shows Elie Betito of Apotex the skids of medicines donated by Apotex for Haiti relief.

This week Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) received a very large donation from Apotex in two different shipments.

The medicines were donated to HPIC for our Haiti emergency medical relief project.

“We are very grateful for the 7 skids of assorted medicines,” says Denis St-Amour, HPIC’s President. “This is the largest donation we have received for Haiti.”

The donation was an assortment of long-dated medicines specifically requested by HPIC’s on-the-ground partner Food For The Poor Haiti. It includes medicines for treating cholera and a host of other health issues Haitians face since Hurricane Matthew struck on Oct. 4, 2016.

Elie Betito of Apotex visited HPIC’s distribution centre in Oakville today to see the medicines being prepared for airlift.