Initiative 360 – Take it Global Provides “BIG LIFT” To Ecuador Earthquake Relief

1.74 MILLION DOLLARS of medicine were airlifted to Ecuador thanks to Initiative 360.

A significant mobilization of medical relief arrived in Ecuador late last week via Health Partners International of Canada (HPIC) thanks to a major donation from Initiative 360-Take it Global.

“Initiative 360- Take it Global (i360) provided the critical funding to get a significant donation from Apotex airlifted to Ecuador,” says Denis St-Amour, President of HPIC. “This is a wonderful donation that will really help the people of Ecuador. The medicines are a perfect match for the needs list. We are so grateful for the funding support to help cover shipping.”

In total, 14 skids worth $1.74 million consisting of a variety of Apotex medicines are being airlifted this week to HPIC’s partner in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The medicines donated include antibiotics (1.9 million tabs total), analgesics and inflammation/fever reducers (1.8 million tabs), anti-fungals, anti-hypertensives, medication for diabetes, anti-anxiety medication, eye drops, and antihistamines.

In a recent interview, Dr. Artaj Singh, President and Chairman of i360 commented that, “one of our primary mandates is to identify strategic bottle necks and mobilize to address them. This partnership has allowed us to do this and leverage our collective impact.”

HPIC was able to move this medicine thanks to generous financial support from Initiative 360- Take it Global and Apotex.

“I would like to thank Initiative 360 – Take it Global for the major critical funding provided to airlift the medicine donated by Apotex,” Denis said. “This medical shipment will help ensure that health workers have what they need to provide care to those who have already lost so much.”


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