Update from IHP
October 2020


Dear , 

2020 has been full of challenges, with COVID-19 making it abundantly clear that the world needs strong health systems.
Whilst much of the world has been forced to slow down due to COVID-19, at IHP it’s been an enormously busy year. Working closely with donors, funders, in-country partners and supporters, we have sent 68 pallets of medicine and health supplies in 52 shipments so far this year, which equates to 4.6 million treatments to 34 countries. As we continue to respond to the needs of people with little or no access to healthcare, we’re grateful for your ongoing support. #Partnershipworks
Over 175,000 treatments shipped to Lebanon
The huge explosion of August 4 that shook Beirut in Lebanon has plunged this already struggling country further into crisis. So far, we’ve responded with seven emergency shipments and we’re continuing to work with our in-country partners to provide critical care to those in need. To read more about our response and learn about how you can help click here.
Essential Health Packs bring help to patients in DRC
IHP is continuing to ship essential medicines and health supplies to ensure patients across the world are able to access life-saving treatments, as health systems continue to struggle in the fight against Covid-19. Utilising a recent shipment of 18 IHP Essential Health Packs, Panzi Foundation in the Democratic Republic of Congo were able to help patients like Lukusa in their time of need.
IHP supporter completes amazing achievement
Sharlene Phillips signed up last year to run the London Marathon on our behalf. The race in April was cancelled, but this month she joined a band of ‘virtual marathon runners’, creating a local route through forests and muddy puddles.
She shaved an impressive 25 minutes off her personal best and has raised a brilliant £3,000 for us in sponsorship. “IHP makes a massive impact - it’s an awesome charity and I feel very privileged to support it,” she says.
Thanks for everything Sharlene!
Longtime partner honoured
The founder of our partner organisation Life for African Mothers (LFAM), Angela Gorman, will be awarded an MBE for her life’s work to combat maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. We’re delighted to hear this well-deserved news. Find out more about LFAM’s work here.
October is Free Wills Month
If you're over 55, October is 'Free Wills Month'.If you are thinking of remembering a charity in your will, don't forget International Health Partners. A £1,000 gift enables us to send £10,000 worth of medicine to the world's most vulnerable people. Click here to find out more about Free Wills Month
Thank you for standing with us to help those in desperate need around the world. We rely on generous supporters like yourself to keep our operation going and enable access to medicines for vulnerable people. If you can, please give today. Thank you.

Adele Paterson - CEO

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