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Emergency Response

Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Responsible Use of Antibiotics

November 19, 2021

Antimicrobial resistance is a complicated issue. While it is one of the biggest threats to global health, antibiotics are also necessary in many cases. Our role is to provide medical relief, and antibiotics are among the most requested medicines we get. There is no doubt about the immediate effectiveness of these drugs, especially during times… Continue reading Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Responsible Use of Antibiotics

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

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

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