In-Kind Medical and Relief
In emergencies, adults and children alike need special care and urgent supplies of medicines, hygiene kits, blankets and other basic items to keep them warm, comfortable and healthy. In normal times, Palestinian families rely on us as a steady resource of critical medicines, medical equipment and tools to stay healthy.
What is ANERA’s In-Kind Medical Relief Program?
ANERA partners with organizations to help support their ability to improve the health and welfare of the communities they serve. We’re able to do this, thanks to donated medicines and supplies from pharmaceutical companies,foundations and organizations and contributions from individuals like you.
ANERA’s in-kind medical program started in 1970, when we merged with American Middle East Rehabilitation (AMER), an organization founded to send in-kind donations to the region. In the early years, we delivered one or two shipments annually, valued in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Today, ANERA distributes millions of dollars worth of medicines for chronic conditions, hospital equipment, wheelchairs, over-the-counter drugs, and health care supplies that would not otherwise be available in the communities where they are needed the most. ANERA also delivers non-medical items like school supplies and new shoes.
In-Kind Medical and Relief Stories
With a population of about 20,000, Idhna lies in the governorate of Hebron in the southern West Bank. Its residents usually know their neighbors and all their personal problems. One of those problems is the high rate of skin infections due to polluted water.
When the mother of four-year-old Malek discovered a severe rash on his back, she took him to Shejaiya’s only clinic for treatment with donated medicine.