Providing medicine supplies to poor people is essential for improving health outcomes, reducing mortality and morbidity, promoting economic development, and upholding basic human rights. It contributes to the overall well-being and resilience of individuals and communities with deficient healthcare infrastructures.
Preventable and communicable diseases
Lack of access to medicines leads to unnecessary suffering and even death. Providing medicine supplies ensures that individuals can access necessary treatments for common illnesses, chronic conditions, and preventable diseases while avoiding complications. The proper medication also helps control and prevent the spread of infectious diseases, such as malaria, and tuberculosis.
Resilience to disasters
Medicine plays a critical role in the aftermath of natural disasters. When a natural disaster strikes, such as an earthquake, hurricane, or flood, it results in a spike in medical emergencies such as injuries and traumas, waterborne or infectious diseases. The availability and proper distribution of medicine become essential components of emergency response and recovery efforts.
For the Holidays
Take advantage of a special 3X food match. Every dollar you give before midnight December 31 will be matched to provide $3 worth of lifesaving food up to $1,000,000.