Filling the Gap
For refugees, life in a camp is already very difficult, but it is made even more difficult when they are sick or injured. Medical care in general is sparse, with little access to health services and even less access to hospitals of any kind, people often suffer with no alternatives but to just “live with” the condition afflicting them.
Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation believes greatness is helping others realize they are great, beautiful and capable, to that end, Bring Hope provides medicine to help heal people with afflictions so they can realize their full potential as human beings.
Working in cooperation with ADRA Kurdistan, Bring Hope sent medicine from their warehouse to the Hassan Sham U2 Refugee camp that houses a new field hospital located 25 km east of Mosul servicing 5 camps in the area, and approximately 100,000 IDP’s (Internally Displaced People). 5 July 2017 just 2 days after the opening of this hospital Bring Hope provided syrup, drops, ointments, tablets and pills.
The medicines were Bendaly, Introcan cannulation, Olixia Pure, Accupro, Metronidazole, Migraleve, Zindolin, Melolin, DIP, Onlanzapin, Pantoprazol, Co-codamol, Rosiced, Glyformin, Betamethosone, Nefoxel, Bromexina, Ciprofloxacin tab, Cefadroxil Mylan, Aziithromycin, Amlodipinen, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Salbutmal, Paracitamal, Dalacin, Gynodaktrain, and Nexium control.
The approximate cost of these medications was $216,007 and Dr. Maechle, head of the emergency hospital in U2 Camp, was so thankful to receive such a diverse group of medications to treat the patients he serves, most of whom arrived from Mosul after fleeing ISIS. He says, “…[the people in Mosul] were living in the face of hell.”
This area is lacking medical services, the new field hospital is the only inpatient hospital in this region. The population of 100,000 in this region suffer from disease and illness, many chronic conditions that were left untreated for years while people lived under ISIS control in Mosul.
As the emergency hospital here is the only one in the area, they are lacking all types of medication and medical equipment. “So much more is needed”, said Dr. Maechle, but Bring Hope has provided medication “essential for any primary and emergency unit”, he continued, “these are lifesaving meds and
Bring Hope is filling a crucial gap”. Bring Hope will continue working with ADRA Kurdistan to help fill the gap in medical service supplies and medication.