disaster relief | October 10, 2017

Puerto Rico Needs Your Help


(Editor's Note:  MAP International is working to save lives and restore hope for people in Puerto Rico.  Please consider a generous gift today to help get medicine and health supplies for people in need.  

Maria Relief - Puerto Rico

MAP International Board Member Dan Phelan pictured here arrived in Puerto Rico carrying MAP Medical Mission Packs.

Puerto Rican first responders are treating injuries and saving lives using the contents of 25 Johnson & Johnson Medical Mission Packs supplied by MAP International.

These supplies were airlifted to the island and were among the first medical relief to arrive once supply lines were restored. Each pack contains analgesics, protective gloves, eye drops, gauze pads and are among 27 health items designed to treat injuries and prevent the spread of disease.

MAP is replenishing this initial shipment, sending critically-needed antibiotics, bronchodilators, hypertension medicines, analgesic medicine, and hygiene items such as soap for hand-washing and other basic disease prevention measures. These supplies arrived on the island and are being distributed to medical teams serving difficult to reach communities.

Additionally, MAP sent 1,000 of its signature Disaster Health Kits to Puerto Rico through its partner, Convoy of Hope. These kits will be distributed in Rio Grande, Mayaguez and Santa Isabel. MAP is supplying a medical team with three additional Johnson & Johnson Over-The-Counter (OTC) Packs and Sawyer water filters to a mission group leaving today.

Maria Relief - Dominica & Tortola

MAP is preparing a large shipment of medicines and medical supplies to help restore Dominica’s medical care system. More than 70,000 people depend on this medical system which consists of 52 health centers and two district hospitals, all severely impacted by Hurricane Maria. MAP’s shipment contains more than 12 full pallets of hospital supplies such as surgical gowns, syringes, needles, examination and surgical gloves, surgical masks, casting materials and other supplies. 

MAP will send an Interagency Emergency Health Kit (IEHK) to Dominica and one to Tortola. An IEHK is a standardized kit of essential medicines, supplies and equipment deployed by nonprofits, agencies and other partners who respond to large-scale emergencies. An IEHK is designed to meet the medical needs of 10,000 people for 90 days.

MAP is also providing its Dominica partners with 800 water filters. Each filter will treat up to 500 gallons of water a day.

The medical and humanitarian needs are vast in many areas areas of the Carribean. Your donation will support MAP as we seek to provide medicines and medical supplies to the hardest hit areas. Thank you in advance for all you do for MAP International.

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