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Emergency Response

Extreme Weather Events are Linked to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

March 23, 2022

In May 2021, a prolonged downpour of rains in Somalia caused the Shabelle River to overflow, flooding the nearby region of Jowhar and resulting in entire communities being submerged. More than 13,700 people were affected by the flood, resulting in thousands losing their homes and livelihoods from the extensive damage to farmlands and infrastructure. Further,… Continue reading Extreme Weather Events are Linked to Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Health Partners International of Canada launches an urgent Ukraine Relief Campaign to send medical aid throughout 2022

March 11, 2022

OAKVILLE, ON, March 10, 2022 – This week, Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) announced its commitment to ongoing relief efforts in Ukraine throughout 2022. “The situation in Ukraine will have long-term effects and we anticipate that the Ukrainian people will continue to need support and aid throughout 2022,” says HPIC President, Lois Brown. “HPIC… Continue reading Health Partners International of Canada launches an urgent Ukraine Relief Campaign to send medical aid throughout 2022

Disaster Risk Reduction is Vital to Avoiding Another Global Health Crisis

October 13, 2021

Directly and indirectly, climate change affects health – rising greenhouse gas emissions increase the frequency of extreme heat events and natural disasters which result in over 60,000 deaths every year, primarily in developing countries. These extreme weather events such as hurricanes, rainfalls, fires and floods results in deaths, injuries, displacement and the destruction of homes… Continue reading Disaster Risk Reduction is Vital to Avoiding Another Global Health Crisis

Giving Health and Hope to Kurdish People in Rojava

September 13, 2021

Families continue to suffer the tragic effects of upheaval and conflict in Northern Syria, including displacement, insecurity, violence and weak healthcare systems. Vivienne, a Toronto-based writer, philanthropist and activist was inspired by the resilience of the Kurdish people in the city of Rojava and was determined to partner with HPIC and join our efforts to… Continue reading Giving Health and Hope to Kurdish People in Rojava

Health Partners International Canada and Canadian Medical Assistance Teams partner to provide medical relief to Haiti

August 20, 2021

OAKVILLE, ON, August 20, 2021 – A shipment of Humanitarian Medical Kits bound for Haiti has left the Health Partners International Canada (HPIC) warehouse today, and will be transported and administered on the ground by Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT), with support from local partner Haitian Emergency Rescue Organization (HERO). The kits being shipped today… Continue reading Health Partners International Canada and Canadian Medical Assistance Teams partner to provide medical relief to Haiti

How medical donations alleviate tensions and conflict in times of crisis

July 23, 2021

When the Dzaleka Health Centre ran out medicines for patients in critical condition in February of this year, HPIC stepped in with a shipment of medicines that arrived in time, avoiding interruptions to individuals and families that urgently needed healthcare. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Dzaleka Health Centre services over 70,000… Continue reading How medical donations alleviate tensions and conflict in times of crisis

Update: Emergency response in Lebanon

June 16, 2021

Almost a year after the devastating explosion that shook Beirut in August 2020 and as the COVID-19 crisis continues, HPIC has not stopped its commitment to providing the people and communities in Lebanon with essential medicines and support to help rebuild healthcare infrastructures. In partnership with local NGOs, by the end of 2020, HPIC distributed… Continue reading Update: Emergency response in Lebanon

Supporting Refugees at Dzaleka Health Centre

November 4, 2020

Dzaleka Health Centre is a small hospital that lies at the heart of Dzaleka Refugee Camp located roughly 50 kilometers from Malawi’s capital Lilongwe. According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the health centre caters to over 70,000 individuals within and around the refugee camp. The majority of these individuals – 62 percent… Continue reading Supporting Refugees at Dzaleka Health Centre

Quebec Government Grants $200,000 to HPIC’s Emergency Response in Lebanon

October 5, 2020

Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) is pleased to announce that the Quebec government has granted the organization $200,000 to continue their work in Lebanon. This grant comes after the August 4th explosions that occurred in central Beirut where over 3,000 people were left homeless and 6,000 people were injured while Lebanon was already experiencing… Continue reading Quebec Government Grants $200,000 to HPIC’s Emergency Response in Lebanon