Shipment of Donated Medical Supplies Reaches 43 facilities in Honduras
Forty-three health facilities in Honduras received medical supplies and pharmaceuticals from a shipment of items donated by Brother’s Brother Foundation.
The shipment included antibiotics and medications used to treat high blood pressure, arthritis, chest pain, and the flu. Everyday necessities such as gloves and infant disposable diaper pads were also distributed to medical facilities.
In addition to struggling with widespread poverty, Honduras also has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Communities located in the country’s remote and rural regions face disproportionate setbacks, as they have significantly less access to the clinics and resources needed to maintain their health.
Brother’s Brother Foundation sent the donated medical supplies to Honduras in partnership with Cross Catholic Outreach. Asociacion La Perla (ALP), a non-governmental organization that works on the ground in the country, distributed the supplies to local health facilities.
ALP sent five pallets of supplies to the Western Regional Health Department in Ocotepeque, an impoverished department home to 171,000 Hondurans. Working alongside the Ministry of Health, ALP used all-terrain vehicles to deliver aid to remote communities in the area.
More than half of the facilities that received supplies from BBF’s shipment are in rural parts of Honduras that otherwise be forced to undergo a supply shortage.