International Health Partners

Give Vital Medicines this Christmas

Due to shortages of vital medicines, in the West Bank and Gaza many treatable health issues are causing enormous suffering and costing lives. For every £10 donated to IHP through this campaign we will receive £20 enabling us to distribute around 50 treatments.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1105455)

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,195

Donations

81

Championed by Human Rights Fund

  • We have a huge issue with shortages of medicines. Currently, we are 80% short – we only have 20% of what we need. We managed to get some medicines donated…some other medicines we buy. But not all of the drugs are available here, and we cannot afford to buy many of them. It’s a crisis.

    — Dr Safaa is the chief pharmacist for the Palestine Red Crescent Society in Dura, Gaza.

  • There is a whole range of medicines I need to stay healthy. Sometimes I try to buy them, but mostly I can’t afford to. This means I come on and off my treatment regimes. I know this can be dangerous but I don’t really have a choice. I have four grandchildren and I would like to see them grow up.

    — Ali is 60 years old. He has asthma and familial combined hyperlipidaemia (FCH) a genetic disorder

Situation

Across Gaza and the West Bank, millions of people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Damage to infrastructure, drastic cuts in funding from the US government and strict controls on access to goods have created a catastrophic situation. The UN describes the healthcare system in the region as ‘on the verge of collapse’. Treatable health issues are costing adults and children their lives and causing avoidable pain and complications due to the lack of essential medicines.

Solution

IHP will coordinate the delivery of top quality, long-dated medicines to health facilities in the territories, enabling doctors and medical staff to provide patients with the best possible care. As the medical aid we source is donated rather than purchased, we can leverage excellent value for money. For each £10 we raise on average we will receive £20, enough to distribute donated treatments with a value of £200), enough to distribute 50 treatments.