AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

PQMD member AmeriCares, active in Cyclone Winston relief efforts since it hit the islands of Fiji in February, has expanded their assistance efforts to include emergency shipments totaling $1.5 million of medical aid. Contents include 46,000 pounds of antibiotics, respiratory medicines, cardiovascular medicine, and pediatric medications, and include products donated from fellow PQMD members GSK, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., and Pfizer, as well as Teligent, Inc.

AmeriCares emergency response team member Tom Cotter (center) delivers medicine to the Mission at Navutu Creek clinic on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji, on March 1. Photo courtesy of AmeriCares.

AmeriCares emergency response team member Tom Cotter (center) delivers medicine to the Mission at Navutu Creek clinic on Vanua Levu Island, Fiji, on March 1. Photo courtesy of AmeriCares.

In addition to the aid shipments, additional AmeriCares relief workers have been sent to the islands to assist in medicine and supply distribution. With thirty percent of Fiji’s health facilities having sustained damage from Cyclone Winston, the relief efforts of PQMD members AmeriCares, GSK, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., and Pfizer will go a long way towards restoring health and stability to the country. To make a donation to AmeriCares International Disaster Relief Fund, go to www.americares.org/cyclone.

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