When natural disasters strike vulnerable areas around the world, MedShare is poised to respond effectively. We are in a unique position to equip first responders in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster and partner with local institutions and governments to support long-term recovery in order to increase their ability to treat more patients effectively.
Many areas affected by natural disasters already have difficulty reaching patients in rural locations. Additionally, the infrastructure that was once in place no longer functions properly and creates bottlenecks for humanitarian aid delivery.
In the moments following a disaster, high on the priority list are food, shelter, medical care and clothing. MedShare’s Disaster Relief Program focuses on:
Recently, MedShare, with seed funding from Henry Schein, created a Disaster Relief Program Fund that allows MedShare to deliver a 40-foot container of vital medical supplies and equipment to disaster-affected areas immediately, instead of waiting to raise funds following a specific disaster.
MedShare works in tandem with healthcare, hospital, manufacturing, product and shipping donors and partners to coordinate disaster relief response efforts to delivery the necessary medical supplies that are critical in rebuilding local health systems after disaster strikes.
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Dharahara Tower before and after the Nepalese earthquakes in April, 2015
Temple destroyed following the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015