2021 COVID Response Plan – International Health Partners (IHP)
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:57
We believe IHPs model of securing donated medicines means the value of our contributions are multiplied many times over and so have a really big impact. Covid has brought need for greater global equity in access to medicines into clearer focus than ever before, highlighting the need to raise vital funds and awareness for the millions of people living without reliable access to healthcare around the world. IHP is therefore seeking to scale up its works to source needs led medical donations from the healthcare sector to meet the heightened need. The five key goals of IHP’s 2021 COVID response are: 1. To support global efforts to ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination in lower-income countries 2. To provide medicines for the management of COVID-19 symptoms, coinfections and complications 3. To build up underlying health and resilience of targeted communities 4. To widen access to medicines free at the point of use during a time rising unemployment 5. To help health budgets stretch further.
We would encourage others to join us in supporting IHP, a donation of £10,000 p.a. for the next three years would be enough to enable IHP to source and distribute around 26,000 treatments a year with an estimated total value of around £294,000. By reducing medicine costs this support will free up resources for wider health initiatives. It will also protect poor families from potentially catastrophic healthcare expenditure. The need for more equitable access to medicines is clearer than ever in the face of this pandemic. It would be wonderful if together we can make this a turning point towards making treatment free at the point of use available more widely. Please join us in strengthening health systems at this critical time.