Head-ache, fever, infection, upset stomach, diarrhea and irritated eyes – these are common maladies in Haiti. But medicines are scarce, even basic over-the-counter meds that our families use every day. That’s why Partnership of Pastors has committed to providing needed OTC meds to Haitian believers. THANK YOU for your special donations to help us purchase OTC meds for our February trip! You can still donate HERE.
Over the past two weeks, we have purchased several over-the-counter medicines needed in Haiti. In February, we will take:
- 2400 tablets – Ibuprofen
- 1060 tablets – Antacid
- 900 chewable multivitamins for children (gummies melt!)
- 825 multivitamins for women
- 825 multivitamins for men
- 480 cider vinegar tablets
- 200 containers of Refresh eye drops
- 126 capsules of 24-hour acid reducer
- 15 tubes of Neosporin
To help as many as possible, we’ll put together around 600 packages of meds using small- and medium-sized Ziplock bags. Each package will have a label in Creole identifying the med, what it’s for, and the proper dosage for adults and (if appropriate) children. Our U.S. mission team will carry all these meds when we fly to Haiti on February 21.
Would you help us package and label these medicines? Be part of our first PPI Volunteer Workday on Friday, January 17, from 6:00-9:00pm at our house (465 Mayflower Dr, Saginaw, MI). Come when you can and leave when you need to! Let us know HERE if you can come or if you have questions. Let’s make this new year happier for more brothers and sisters in Christ whose basic needs consistently go unmet!
Larry Mishler says
Hi Ken. Just a thought. When doing medical trips in the past we had to leave all meds in the original bottles to get them through customs to prove what it was and check exp. dates. Put them in packets once we got there. You might want to check with Jon Rene about it would hate to see you lose the meds. Larry
Elsie & Roy Nielsen says
Thanks for adding us to your newsletters & updates! We are currently in Florida.
Ellen Reed says
Mark and I can come help