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Stockpiling of critical medicines, logistics management and cooperation with international organizations enable action medeor to act quickly and to send Emergency Health Kits within 24 hours of disasters to countries around the world.
The Emergency Health Kit contains supplies such as antibiotics, pain medications, bandaging materials, surgical tools and other medical items needed for disaster relief. A single kit can cover the medical needs of an average of 10,000 people for three months. These kits are distributed to various international and local organizations immediately after a disaster.
In addition, action medeor sets up a temporary medical distribution center in or around the disaster area and brings the medicines to local health facilities in the affected areas. The medicines are carefully selected based on the national essential medicines list of the country. The aim is to support the health facilities for the period when the local distribution system is generally devastated and erratic as a result of a disaster.
In the aftermath of the Typhoon Hayian in the Philippines, which claimed the lives of more than 6,000 people 12 tons of medicines and 18 portable water filters (PAUL) were shipped to the Philippines. An action medeor pharmacist and a project coordinator accompanied the shipment to set up a medicines distribution center in Cebu City at the premises of a local partner, Salesians of Don Bosco. Overall, 53 health facilities and medical missions were supplied with medicines and medical supplies based on their needs.
Similarly, after the earthquake which hit Nepal on 25th April 2015, action medeor responded immediately and constructed a temporary medicines distribution point on the grounds of the partner Don Bosco Society near Kathmandu. With the help of requisition forms the demands of more than 100 health posts, seven hospitals and 45 medical teams were met with a total of 15 tons of medicines and medical supplies.