Honduran Medical Brigades Deliver Medications to Vulnerable Communities
A 40′ container of pharmaceuticals arrived in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, where local medical brigades were given the medicines to distribute to impoverished communities that lack basic access to health care. The shipment also included N95 respirator face masks, exam gloves and disposable lab coats.
“Thanks to the continued support and generous donations of medicine, there are two medical brigades that are carried out each month to reach the most vulnerable communities in our country…We are most grateful for the contribution that we are able to make thanks to these donations.”Heydy Bu, in-country partner representative of Brother’s Brother Foundation’s partner, Food For The Poor
More than 48% of Honduras’ population lives below the poverty line, making it one of the most impoverished countries in Latin America.
The donation of pharmaceuticals from Brother’s Brother Foundation included medications to treat Type 2 Diabetes, malaria, kidney dysfunction, high blood pressure and Parkinson’s disease. In total, more than 52,000 bottles of medication, 14,400 N95 face masks, 50,000 pairs of exam gloves and 1,300 disposable lab coats were distributed to patients and hospitals in need.
Photos courtesy of FFTP.