First Relief Supply Assistance in 2008 for Peru and Togo

by Steffen Richter, 2008/01/23

Relief supply assistance has been a priority for humedica for many years. In the early part of 2008, the team in Kaufbeuren is sending two shipments off on long journeys: to Peru and the African country of Togo.

The medicine in Togo will be split between 90 health clinics. Photo: humedica

The humedica employees in the logistics department and in-house pharmacy are working hard to ensure that the first deadlines for the relief supply shipments are met.

In a few days, 12 pallets of costly medicines and supplies will be leaving Kaufbeuren, making their way to Togo, located on the west coast of Africa. Upon arrival the supplies will be delivered to our German partner organization Aktion PiT e.V. Togohilfe. The relief supplies, valued at around 150,000 Euro, will then be distributed throughout the country between 90 medical clinics. An invaluable assistance and essential for the health care in many regions of this tiny country.

The second part of the relief shipment is intended for Peru. To date the Peruvian highland indigenous peoples are one of the poorest ethnic groups, who not only suffer from widespread racism, but also have no way of obtaining medical care. With a spectacular relief project, German couple Dr. Martina and Dr. Klaue-Dieter John confronted this situation: in September 2007, after a year of planning and realization, they opened a modern hospital especially for the highland indigenous peoples. Located in the Andes in Curahuasi (at 2600 meters above sea level), the hospital was given the name “Diospi Suyana”, which comes from the language of the Quechua Indians and roughly translates out to “we have faith in God”. Along with the medical care, the main goals of the hospital lie in training local help and in educating the people.

Humedica has repeatedly supported this relief work with donations. Even this current delivery, about three pallets worth around 38,000 Euros, is essential assistance for this very remote hospital.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all individuals and, in particular, all companies and organizations, who gave us their time and support in making the building of the hospital possible.

Through your targeted donation, we can continue our mission of helping those throughout the world who still need our assistance. Thank you.

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