In the past, the pharmaceutical industry has responded to international emergencies, such as the 2011 tsunami in
Japan and the 2010 earthquake in
Now, in the wake of the major earthquakes in Nepal, the global research-based pharmaceutical industry is providing significant funds to relief organisations. According to
recent IFPMA research, the total cash value of the first emergency responses provided so far by industry already amounts to over $1.1 million. Most of the companies and their foundations have also donated medicines and other medical supplies.
In addition, these companies are donating over $5.6 million of medicines and other healthcare products to organisations on the ground. The first shipments have already reached Nepal and others are to follow.
International Health Partners (IHP) is
responding to the Nepal Earthquake, supplying much needed essential medicines that will save lives. The financial support they receive will ensure that they are able to continue supplying hard to access medicines and transporting them swiftly and safely to the Nepalese people.
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