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Surplus quality medicines and funds to ship to sub-Saharan Africa

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Inter Care - Medical Aid for Africa Verified non-profit organisation

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The medicines that Inter Care send, contribute to the health care of around 9 million people which is the combined catchment of all its units. Availability of treatment at the moment of need is vital and though Inter Care’s donation of medicines represents only a fraction of their actual need, the impact of their regular arrival is considerable. Sadly, some of the poorest families coping with relatives who are suffering from HIV/AIDS feel that because their relative will die soon, they cannot afford to “waste” precious finances on their treatment. With free medicines from Inter Care, the whole family can benefit and believe that there is someone out there who cares enough to help to relieve the suffering of their loved ones.

What is your project and how will it help?

Inter Care is a UK registered charity licensed by the Environment Agency and the Home Office and a winner of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in 2012.
Since 1974, Inter Care has been collecting patient returned medicines which are in date and in perfect condition, it has sorted these and added to them purchased basic medicines and in this way has constructed parcels of balanced medical aid for rural health centres and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa.

At Inter Care we aim to supply the needs of those units (currently 121 units) which in the past we have promised to help and, with more funding, to increase the number of health centres/hospitals receiving this help. Our aim is to support 140 health units by the end of 2014 and we already have 35 on our waiting list hoping for support.

In 2007, the National Audit Office estimated that every year up to £800 million worth of UK prescribed drugs in primary care are not used. A small percentage is returned to pharmacies that must pay for the drugs to be disposed of; GP surgeries or they remain in our homes until well past their “use by dates.” This is a shocking waste of a valuable and at times literally life-saving resource.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Anyone interested in helping us financially please visit our website www.intercare.org.uk

Please contact us at info@intercare.org.uk if you have any surplus medical items available.

We are also interested in partners in airfreight as we send all of our aid via parcel post.

Please detail the resources that you need.

Inter Care is not supported by any major institutions or the government. The majority of income comes from concerned individuals and small family trusts.

We need money to help us with the shipping and transportation of the donated medicines to Africa which is one of our biggest expenditure.

We also need quality surplus medicines that have at least 15 months to expiry date left on them along with dressings, bandages etc – basic medical aid for clinics and hospitals etc in Africa.

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Categorisations

Partnership types

Project funding; Provision of goods

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: 6 countries (show)

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical; Transportation and logistics

Responses

  • Commented
    16 May 2013 03:44 GMT

    Global Hand Verified non-profit organisation
    (Verified non-profit organisation)

    Katey Kenworthy says: You may already know International Health Partners in UK, but if not, it's probably worth forming a connection with them: www.ihpuk.org/

  • Contact details exchanged
    27 May 2013 09:57 GMT

    Medaid
    (Unverified non-profit organisation)

    Simon Henry Opio-Emuna says: We are interested to partner with you to provide health care program to people in need in Uganda. I look forward to hearing from you

    Thank you

    Simon Henry Opio-Emuna