Medicines for Children
International Relief Teams (IRT) ships millions of dollars worth of medicines each year to hospitals and clinics that serve the poor. For every dollar donated, IRT can obtain at least $50 worth of life-saving medicines. This past year, our medicine shipments served 625,000 men, women and children, at rural hospitals and clinics.
In August 2015, IRT sent $ 417,718 in medicines to support the work of Tropical Clinics, a US-based nonprofit organization that operates a health clinic in Kakamega, Western Kenya. Over the last decade, IRT has sent millions of dollars worth of medicines to hospitals and clinics in Honduras that serve the poor. In 2015, IRT delivered more than $29 million in urgently needed medicines to our partners in Honduras, including PAG, Global Brigades, and Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula. This year, IRT has provided Kirker Hospital in Niger with more than $1.6 million in urgently needed medicines to serve the poorest. Located in Eastern Niger, near the edge of Lake Chad, Kirker Hospital provides health care and services to people from Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria and serves about 30,000 patients a year.