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How access to healthcare and medicine keeps people out of poverty

January 12, 2022

Jacob Hamwendo is a domestic labourer living in Mtendere township in Zambia. At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Zambia, Jacob began to feel unwell and began presenting symptoms associated with COVID-19, including a blocked nose, headache and fever. He had been unwell and unable to work for 3 days before he was able… Continue reading How access to healthcare and medicine keeps people out of poverty

How access to essential medicines makes a difference in refugee and displaced communities

December 17, 2021

Many factors cause people to migrate, and while some do so voluntarily, many are forced out of their homes and countries for reasons such as natural disasters, economic challenges, conflict and extreme poverty. According to the UNHCR, in 2020, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of conflict, persecution, human rights violations… Continue reading How access to essential medicines makes a difference in refugee and displaced communities

How HPIC is Giving Hope to Persons with Albinism in Tanzania

June 13, 2021

For International Albinism Awareness Day, we want to share Victoria’s story. Victoria was born in 1993 in Hombolo Village, Chamwino District, Tanzania; the youngest in a family of four children born with albinism. Her two older brothers passed away due to skin cancer. Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism globally, with 1… Continue reading How HPIC is Giving Hope to Persons with Albinism in Tanzania

Thank you, Apotex!

November 11, 2020

Today, HPIC celebrates a remarkable partnership. For many years, @Apotex has walked with HPIC in its mission to continue to remove barriers and increase access to medicine to improve health in vulnerable communities around the world. A recent financial donation from Apotex enabled HPIC to continue its work and we are proud of all we’ve… Continue reading Thank you, Apotex!

Meet Mr. Douglas

November 1, 2020

Mr. Douglas is a 65-year-old resident in Kingston, Jamaica. Recently, Mr. Douglas visited the Our Lady of the Poor clinic for the first time. Mr. Douglas said, “I was sitting on a stool at home and I started to feel dizzy and before I realized it, I was on the ground. I had fallen off… Continue reading Meet Mr. Douglas

Meet Margarita Leiva

September 18, 2020

Margarita is 78 years old and lives in Santa Bárbara, Honduras. Margarita was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and her prescribed treatment included a drug known as Donepezil. This expensive drug, well beyond her families’ means, was provided to her free of charge thanks to a donation from one of HPIC’s pharmaceutical partners. Margarita’s daughter says:… Continue reading Meet Margarita Leiva

Vanier College’s Malawi Nursing Exchange Program and HPIC Working Together: 2010-2020

August 18, 2020

Every year Vanier College sends a select group of nursing students to Malawi in Sub-Saharan Africa to complete the final seven weeks of their nursing program. The selection process is rigorous and students often choose the nursing program at Vanier so that they can participate in the study abroad component. We had big plans for… Continue reading Vanier College’s Malawi Nursing Exchange Program and HPIC Working Together: 2010-2020

How Do You Spell Hope In The Dominican Republic? Canada.

July 1, 2020

Canada is the name of the street where partner agency ADESJO has an office in San Jose de Ocoa in the Dominican Republic. For the past 7 years, ADESJO and Canadian partner HOPE International Development Agency have been working with Health Partners International of Canada to increase access to medicine for the most vulnerable people… Continue reading How Do You Spell Hope In The Dominican Republic? Canada.

Team Makes It Through Sand And Soaring Temperatures To Deliver Care And Medicines

July 1, 2020

The town of Yola in northeastern Nigeria has become a temporary home to hundreds of thousands of Nigerians who are living like refugees in their own country. Their situation is not well known although many people know about the school girls who were kidnapped from their classrooms, another incident that happened during this conflict. There… Continue reading Team Makes It Through Sand And Soaring Temperatures To Deliver Care And Medicines