CarePoint Health donates to Philippines
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CarePoint Health has donated medical supplies valued at approximately $250,000 to support ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. The storm caused catastrophic damage throughout many parts of the island nation in November, 2013, and severely impacted tens of thousands of Filipinos. The SAMU Group, headquartered in Spain, with over 30 years of experience in the health sector, social action and emergencies, will serve as the logistical arm of the endeavor and will distribute the much needed supplies. Given the significant Filipino population in the communities served by CarePoint Health, the donation represents a commitment by the organization to reach out to the needs of patients not only in our backyard, but also of families and friends around the globe.

In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, health care resources in the Philippines have been under tremendous stress in affected areas. CarePoint Health saw an opportunity to help those with an acute need for health care supplies. In consultation with Filipino-American organizations in the United States, including the regional Filipino Diocesan Apostolate, CarePoint Health committed to providing medical supplies that would aid the ongoing efforts to bring safe and reliable health care to victims of the storm. Ten skids of materials, weighing over 5100 lbs., stocked with myriad medical supplies, were shipped to the Philippines and are scheduled to arrive at the port in Manila on April 29, 2014. The supplies include scrubs, tracheal tubes, sanitizing wipes, medical OIV start kits, syringes, and more.

CarePoint hopes that the donations will help those recovering from the storm.

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