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MEDICINES FOR CHILDREN

IRT provides essential medicines to vulnerable and disadvantaged populations for a fraction of their cost. $1 enables IRT to procure $50-200 worth of medicines to fight disease and improve the health of communities.

Niger is one of the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Over forty percent of children under five are chronically malnourished, and lack of access to quality health care is a particularly pressing problem in rural areas, where the majority of people live.

Since 2012, we have provided Kirker Hospital in Niger with more than $57 million in urgently needed medicines to serve the poorest. These medicines are supporting hundreds of thousands of people. Our medicines make up 50% of all medicines dispensed at three hospitals in eastern Niger. Kirker Hospital and its satellite health clinics provides health care and services to more than 300,000 patients a year. Not only do they serve people from Niger, they are also burdened with providing for refugees from Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria fleeing the violence from terrorist group Boko Haram.

Women gather at Kirker Hospital to receive medicines donated by IRT.

In Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, 60% of the population lives in poverty. Poverty and inequality, and the weakness of the healthcare system, present significant challenges to improving the health status of Hondurans, especially the most vulnerable: women, newborns, and children under five years old.

Over the last decade, we have sent more than $113 million in medicines to hospitals, clinics, and organizations in Honduras that serve the poor including Projecto Aldea Global (PAG), Global Brigades - Honduras, and Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula.

A young Hondurasn family receives vitamins and medicines from an IRT donation.

Niger
stats:
Population below poverty line:
63%
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
$24.40
Under five mortality rate:
Physicians Density:
.02 physicians / 1,000 population
Life Expectancy:
55.5 years
School Life Expectancy:
Literacy Rate:
GDP per capita:
Children Under the age of 5 years underweight:
Unemployment rate:
Population:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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