Every year, International Relief Teams distributes medicines to children and families in desperate need around the world. Every dollar donated provides $50 worth of medicines for very sick children and their families in Syria, Lebanon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Liberia, among others.

In the last 12 years, International Relief Teams has distributed a total of $200 million worth of medicines to Niger.

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 $152 million in urgently needed medicines to serve the poorest. These medicines are supporting hundreds of thousands of people. Our medicines are dispersed to seven hospitals across the country and make up 1/3 of all available medicines in the country.  Kirker Hospital and its satellite health clinics provide health care and services to more than 300,000 patients a year. Not only do they serve people from Niger, but they are also burdened with providing for refugees from Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria fleeing the violence from the 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 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 Honduran family receives vitamins and medicines from an IRT donation.

Population below poverty line:
Total Expenditure on health per capita:
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:
% without health insurance:
% of persons living in poverty:
% of high school graduates:
Median household income:

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